Americans woefully misinformed on government funding of NPR
- 5% share of the federal budget that Americans believe goes toward funding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- .01% share of the federal budget that actually goes toward funding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting source
» That 5% figure represents the median prediction Americans made when asked how much of the US government’s spending goes toward funding NPR’s parent organization. Very off-base, yes—but that’s just the median guess! Insanely, 5% of respondents believed that half of the country’s entire budget is given to the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. Relatedly, the average respondent thought foreign aid accounts for 10% of the budget, when it’s really more like 1%.