French people have changeable and sometimes contradictory views on Official Development Assistance (ODA), depending on how the question is asked.
The problem is often in the term itself. The acronym "ODA" is often poorly understood, and sometimes completely unfamiliar for the French. And though people are aware that their government gives money to poor countries, linking that finance to development projects proves to be a more complex task.
In this section we:
– identify the variety of French opinions on public generosity towards the poorest countries,
– measure the evolution of French public opinion on ODA,
– compare French views with public opinion in Germany, the United Kingdom or the United States.
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