Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 2011

This article surveys 1,012 New York City residents on their views on homelessness. Over one-quarter (27.8%) of those polled expressed a fear of becoming homeless. The results fell along sharp racial and ethnic lines; 44.4% of Hispanic or Latino participants were worried about homelessness, while just 12.9% of white New Yorkers shared their fears. The survey also found that a majority (54.6%) would support paying higher taxes to reduce homelessness and two-fifths (38.2%) believe that City government has done a poor job to assist New York City's homeless

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Research category: Public Interest