, Volume 62, Issue 1–4, pp 186–195 | Cite as

Immigrant Citizens and Racial Resentment in International Policy Perspective: The Role of Nativity and Racial Resentment in Shaping Support for US Foreign Assistance Expenditure, 2002–2016

  • Christopher A. SimonEmail author
  • Michael C. Moltz


While there is a well-developed literature on public opinion and foreign aid policy, studies have only recently explored the role of survey respondent nativity and have yet to explore the role of racial resentment. In a repeated cross-sectional data analysis (2002–2016), the article exposes that non-native born respondents see more benefit to increased foreign aid than do comparably situated native born citizens. Racial resentment appears to be linked to a lack of generosity towards individuals in need of development aid.


Foreign aid Public opinion Nativity Racial resentment United States 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceShippensburg UniversityShippensburgUSA

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