POLL: Most Americans Believe the Country’s Homeless Problem is Worsening

According to a Rasmussen poll, 86% of American adults believe that the country’s homelessness problem is serious, which includes 55% who view it as a very serious problem. Only 10% of respondents don’t view homelessness in America as a serious problem. 

59% of respondents believe the homelessness problem in the United States has worsened in the past two years, while only 12% believe the homelessness problem has improved. 22% believe the homelessness problem has roughly stayed the same. 

32% of Americans believe the federal government should be primarily in charge of tackling the homelessness problem. By contrast, 39% believe state governments should be responsible for tackling the homelessness issue, while 15% indicated that local governments should handle the issue. 

56% of Democratic voters, 58% of Republican voters, and 52% of independent voters rated homelessness as a very serious problem in America. 

45% of Democratic voters, 73% of Republican voters, and 61% of independent voters believe the country’s homeless problem has worsened in the past two years. 37% of Democratic voters,  28% of Republican voters or 29% of independent voters believe homelessness should be mainly handled by the federal government. 

55% of white voters, 59% of black voters, and 54% of other non-black minority voters indicated that homelessness in America is a very serious problem. Black voters are the most likely to believe homelessness is an issue that should be the primary focus of the state.

39% of government employees, 32% of private sector workers, and 28% of retirees believe homelessness should be primarily a federal responsibility. Of the aforementioned groups, retirees are most likely to believe the homeless problem has worsened in the last two years.

Americans making over $200,000 annually are least likely to rate homelessness in America as a very serious issue, and most likely to believe the homeless problem has improved in the past two years.

Homelessness is a blight on America. A combination of poor economic prospects, a society that tolerates anti-social behavior, and a deteriorating mental health infrastructure has created the conditions for homelessness to become a massive issue.

America First nationalists can have an immediate impact by taking over local and state governments and implementing policies that clean up our streets. America cannot afford to become one massive homeless encampment.

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