Poll: Americans Want Funding to the UN Reduced

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 3:15 PM

The 71st annual United Nations General Assembly is well underway in New York City. President Trump spoke in the chamber yesterday, in addition to a number of other world leaders. 

But according to new polling, half of Americans believe taxpayer funding to the international body should be reduced. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a major cutback in how much money the United States gives to the UN. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 17% are undecided.

Here are the numbers.

During his address Tuesday, President Trump called on all nations to do more in order to make good on U.S. investment. 

"The United States is one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 percent of the entire budget and more.  In fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes," he said. "The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but, to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it."

On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly threatened to pull UN funding.

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