Results for - How do you Help the Homeless?

1,735 voters participated in this survey

1. When you see a homeless individual, do you generally try to help them with their situation?

Yes, I always try to help
7%
118 votes
I try to help most of the time
14%
250 votes
I sometimes try to help
36%
622 votes
I rarely try to help
23%
397 votes
I never try to help
20%
348 votes

2. If you do stop to help the homeless, in what ways do you or have you typically tried to help?

Donate money
42%
721 votes
Buy the individual some food
31%
530 votes
Buy the individual clothing
6%
96 votes
Buy the individual some other form of assistance
6%
99 votes
Stop to talk
17%
295 votes
Make referrals to community agencies
16%
277 votes
Other (please specify)
18%
312 votes

3. Given the number of barriers the homeless population faces, including drug and alcohol/substance use, do you generally find it a better example to purchase items for a homeless individual rather than to give them money?

Yes, I want to make sure my money is spent on helping them rather than going to unknown items
28%
480 votes
Yes, purchasing food, clothing, or other needed items is a better human response and directly meets needs
27%
463 votes
Yes, purchasing food, clothing, or other items provides me a better personal connection to the individual
12%
205 votes
No, providing food or clothing removes personal choice from the individual
9%
148 votes
No, it is none of my business how the homeless individual spends money they receive
29%
502 votes
Other (please specify)
9%
157 votes

4. Which of the following do you believe to be the most helpful to assist a homeless individual in changing his or her situation?

Money
12%
213 votes
Food
32%
547 votes
Clothing
7%
116 votes
Community Referral
25%
426 votes
Respectful, real relationship
18%
306 votes
Other (please specify)
7%
127 votes
11/12/2015 Living 1735 39 By: Crusoe

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