Newly released polling shows that the majority of Americans think the U.S. is paying “more than its fair share” into NATO.
Rasmussen released polling data Wednesday as NATO has been thrust into the spotlight because of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine.
“Most voters think the United States is paying more than its fair share of NATO’s budget, and many question whether we are getting our money’s worth from the alliance,” Rasmussen said.
President Joe Biden has made clear that if Russia attacks a NATO ally, U.S. troops will get involved.
Former president Donald Trump pushed hard to get other NATO nations to pay more and succeeded with some nations.
“The United States currently contributes nearly one-quarter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s $2.5 billion annual budget, and just 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America should continue to give more money to NATO than any other member country,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% disagree and say the United States should not give more money than any other member does. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.”
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