Americans overestimate NASA budget

A new study from Dittmar Associates reveals that most Americans believe that NASA received almost 25% of the federal budget (about $650 billion). Compare this to the actual NASA budget of only about $16 billion!

What causes this huge misjudgment? What can–or should–NASA do to address the public misconception? Read below for additional articles where you can research the issue!

WIRED Science blog (good comments!)
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/11/average-america.html#more

The Space Review (original data and sources)
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1000/1#6

Americans overestimate NASA budget

A new study from Dittmar Associates reveals that most Americans believe that NASA received almost 25% of the federal budget (about $650 billion). Compare this to the actual NASA budget of only about $16 billion!

What causes this huge misjudgment? What can–or should–NASA do to address the public misconception? Read below for additional articles where you can research the issue!

WIRED Science blog (good comments!)
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/11/average-america.html#more

The Space Review (original data and sources)
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1000/1#6