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Most Say Homelessness Made Worse By Actions of Some Cities, States

Thursday, March 05, 2020

As President Trump pressures California to tackle its worsening homelessness problem, most Americans continue to believe some cities and states make the problem worse for themselves and say it’s not up to the federal government to solve it for them.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online poll finds that 55% of American Adults think government policies and practices encourage increased homelessness in some cities and states more than others. Just 16% disagree, while 29% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted February 20 & 23, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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