>Public Perception of Social Security

>Is there any wonder we haven’t tried to tackle the entitlement spending issue? It’s not even clear from polling data that we understand the issue:

http://www.publicagenda.org/issues/red_flags_detail.cfm?issue_type=ss&list=7&area=2

According to this polling data, 59% of Americans think we spend “too little” on Social Security (an additional 33% think it’s “about right”).

Additionally, 63% of Americans think we spend more money on Foreign Aid compared to the 14% who think Social Security is bigger.

The real amounts spent (FY2007) on each are: Social Security $586B, Foreign Aid $28B.

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