Foreign Aid Survey: Your Responses

In the last survey, we asked you about the Foreign Aid budget, UK International Development policy and more.

We are pleased to have received 2,065 responses, and the results were very interesting to see:

Do you agree with the decision to merge the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office?

Yes: 83.8%

No: 4.4%

Unsure: 11.8%

Should Foreign Aid Spending be linked to Foreign Policy and Trade?

Yes: 72.1%

No: 16.4%

Unsure: 11.5%

Do you believe that International Aid can produce benefits to the UK economy and promote UK Trade?

Yes: 44.6% No: 33.1% Unsure: 22.3%

What do you think about the UK's commitment to spending 0.7% of GDP on International Aid?

It should be increased: 1.1%

It should be kept the same: 6%

It should be reduced: 36.6% It should be abolished: 54.5% Unsure: 1.9% Do you believe the UK has a responsibility to support poorer countries?

Yes: 23.7% No: 66.9% Unsure: 9.4%

Even more interestingly, our responses revealed quite a lot about our respondents. Of course, we will not disclose overly sensitive data, however the following is how respondents chose to define themselves:


Under 18: 0.2%

18 - 25: 1.4%

25 - 35: 2.3%

35 - 50: 11.6%

50 - 65: 43.9%

Over 65: 40.7%

Where in the UK do you live?

  • London: 6.4%

  • South East England: 17.9%

  • South West England: 13.3%

  • East of England: 8.7%

  • West Midlands: 7.9%

  • East Midlands: 8.1%

  • Yorkshire: 10.4%

  • North East England: 5.7%

  • North West England: 12.9% 

  • Scotland: 3.4%

  • Wales: 4.6%

  • Northern Ireland: 0.7%

Did you vote Conservative in the 2019 General Election?

Yes, but it was my first time voting Conservative (normally Labour): 10.3%

Yes, but it was my first time voting Conservative (normally UKIP/BP): 19.1%

Yes, I always vote Conservative: 65.7%

No: 4.9%

Member of the Conservative Party?

Yes: 40.5%

No: 59.5% Poll with 2,065 responses, conducted from Wednesday 17th June 2020 to Saturday 20th June 2020.

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