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How much of the U.S. publicly held national debt is owned by foreign entities?

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Roughly 45% of the U.S. publicly held national debt is owned by foreign entities. Per the White House Office of Management & Budget, "During most of American history, the Federal debt was held almost entirely by individuals and institutions within the United States. … Foreign holdings began to grow significantly starting in the 1970s and now represent almost half of outstanding debt."

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