Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Steven Kull (Ph.D. ’80) Publishes New Editon of WorldPublicOpinion.Org
Does the public favor defense budget cuts?
By Steven Kull
What do average Americans say when they are faced with the budget tradeoffs…
“What do average Americans say when they are faced with the budget tradeoffs on national security that policymakers face today? When polls ask in the abstract about defense spending, Americans are often reluctant to cut it. However when Americans are asked to consider the deficit and presented with tradeoffs, majorities cut defense and cut it more than any other area of the budget. Furthermore when they learn how much of the budget goes to defense, large majorities cut it, on average quite deeply.”
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