How should tax money be spent?
A BBC survey in 22 countries says that people believe that governments misspend more than half of the money they receive in taxes. What do you think about the way your tax money is spent?
Many people also want their government to play a more active role in the economy, the survey suggests.
Across the 22 countries, there was clear backing for government measures to reduce the cost of basic foods, with 78% of people, on average, in favour of food subsidies.
Doug Miller, chairman of one of the research agencies that conducted the poll, said that citizens wanted more active government but also more effective government intervention in the economy.
This debate is now closed. Thank you for your comments.
Do you feel your tax money is misspent? If so, how could it be spent better? Should governments intervene more actively in the economy? How can we reconcile scepticism about government effectiveness with the desire for them to do more?