Public Agenda, 2007

This poll questions New York City residents on the issue of homelessness. The survey was conducted by Public Agenda, which interview 1,002 telephone interviews and a series of focus groups in all five New York City boroughs. Among its major findings, the poll found that 90% of New Yorkers believe that everyone has a basic right to shelter and 72% believe that America fails to live up to its ideals so long as people remain homeless. A majority (62%) of respondents would like to see increased public spending on programs to combat homelessness. The report was produced by Ana Maria Arumi and Andrew L. Yarrow of Public Agenda.

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Research category: Public Interest