77%: Cut U.S. aid to Egypt
Most Americans believe the U.S. should reduce or eliminate its more than $1 billion a year in financial aid to Egypt.
The issue is a hot topic as Egypt struggles in the aftermath of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak’s government. More than dozen American democracy and human rights activists face charges in Egypt and are being forbidden from leaving the country. Another complication: The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement, may be poised to gain power in Egypt.
In our national scientific telephone poll, we put this question to Americans: “Do you believe that the U.S. should maintain, reduce, or halt providing Egypt with more than $1 billion a year in U.S. financial aid?”
In response, 14% said maintain the aid the $1 billion+ a year in aid, 44% said reduce the aid, and 33% said halt the aid altogether.
Along partisan lines, independents (43%) and Republicans (40%) most favored ending U.S. aid to Egypt.
The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – Egypt aid.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,242 registered voters nationwide was conducted Feb. 12, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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