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Split in poll on poverty aid

Americans believe childhood poverty is a problem that demands urgent attention, but rank faith-based groups last when asked who should be responsible for meeting the need, according to a ChildFund International survey.

It found 66 percent of Americans believe the U.S. has an obligation to assist poverty-stricken children around the world.

Almost three in 10 said international nonprofit organizations should offer relief, followed by the governments where the children live (25 percent) and developed nations (19 percent).

Faith-based organizations came in last, with 16 percent.


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