Statements that best describe why the UK Government should give overseas aid (Figure 4)

Thinking now about why the UK Government gives aid to poor countries, which - if any - of the following statements, best describes why you personally think the UK Government should give overseas aid? (Tick up to the three.)

  • "Fight global diseases like Ebola and Zika" (35% of respondents)
  • "Fight terrorism and reduce conflict" (29% of respondents)
  • "Giving aid is morally right" (24% of respondents)
  • "Good to help those who need it the most" (24% of respondents)
  • "Don't know" (18% respondents)
  • "Reduce migration" (18% respondents)
  • "Government should not give overseas aid" (17% of respondents)
  • "Benefit UK business and create jobs at home" (13% of respondents)
  • "Secure better trade deals" (9% of respondents)

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