PARIS - The French development agency’s latest survey on how Europeans view foreign aid is out, with some interesting results. Just 66% of French people are now in favor of their country supporting low- and middle-income countries — down from 82% in 1983, writes Devex Senior Reporter Vince Chadwick.

By contrast, 87% of Italians favored supporting LMICs. A total of 6,257 adults were polled across France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Sweden. Asked how interested they were in international development on a scale of zero to 10, the average rating was 6.2.

But that interest appeared driven by concern too: Asked what impact political, economic, climate and demographic changes in LMICs will have on their own lives, only 33% of respondents across the five EU countries thought the impact would be positive.