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Americans oppose excessive, lobby-driven U.S. aid to Israel

When informed of its relative size, and why it is given, the majority of Americans year after year consistently say that US aid to Israel is too much.

For this February survey, we placed U.S. foreign aid to Israel in perspective, comparing it to the cost of rebuilding post-war Europe under the Marshall Plan. We also included the reason why the U.S. delivers the lion's share of its foreign aid budget to Israel—the Israel lobby's demands on Congress.

Question: Israel & its US lobby demanded Congress give Israel over $250 billion in foreign aid since 1948—far more than any other foreign country or to rebuild post-WWII Europe. It is:

The IRmep poll was fielded by Google surveys to 1,016 adult Internet users from February 19-21 and has an RMSE score of 6.8%. Demographic filtering and raw data are available online from Google.


Much too much 34.7%  
About right 24.1%  
Too much  23.3%  
Much too little  12.4%  
Too little 5.5% 

Survey developed by: IRmep
Survey fielded by: Google Surveys 2/21/2018
Representative Sample size: 1,016
Google survey page (link)

Raw survey data from Google (Download)

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