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Poll Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for U.S. Aid that Addresses the Global Food Crisis

A recent poll finds that Republicans and Democrats support U.S. efforts to aid those facing “a food crisis of unprecedented proportions.”


Helping those in need “aligns with our values,”  President of the Better World Campaign says

Washington, D.C. (Nov 14, 2022)  In a recent poll conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the Better World Campaign and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), three-quarters of adults (76%) support the U.S. providing aid to organizations assisting countries suffering from the global food crisis. That number includes 86% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans.

More than two-thirds of the adults polled (71%) agreed that addressing the global food crisis abroad is important for national security here at home, again including majorities of Democrats (83%) and Republicans. (63%)

“This level of bipartisan support shows that Americans understand that a global food crisis creates instability around the world,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign. “Helping those facing food insecurity not only aligns with our values as Americans, but it’s the smart thing to do,” Yeo added.

The World Food Programme estimates that 49 million people in 49 countries “are teetering on the edge of famine.”

More than half of U.S. adults (52%) ranked global organizations such as the UN as “well-positioned” to solve the global food crisis, with young adults (54%) saying the same.

This poll was conducted between October 7-October 8, 2022 among a sample of 2,210 Adults and an oversample of 1,000 Young adults (18-29 year-olds). Results from the full survey have a margin of error of +/-2 percentage points.

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About the Better World Campaign

The Better World Campaign, an initiative of the Better World Fund, works to strengthen the relationship between the United States and the United Nations. It encourages U.S. leadership to enhance the UN’s ability to carry out its invaluable international work on behalf of peace, progress, freedom, and justice. For more information, visit

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