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A new issue making its way to the top ten in 2012 was poverty. This year, in response to increased comments about homelessness, the concern was renamed homelessness and poverty. In the open-response survey, 6% of Utahns identified homelessness and/or poverty as the greatest issue facing Utah. Of these respondents, 84% specifically mentioned homelessness while the remaining 16% mentioned poverty. Most respondents did not articulate a particular problem related to homelessness. The few who did, mentioned annoyance with panhandling or a desire for greater efforts to aid the homeless. Only one respondent mentioned increasing the minimum wage to assist with poverty, while others did not elaborate.

Homelessness & Poverty Position in Utah Priorities


Briefs, Reports, and Blogs

Utah Foundation’s brief on homelessness and poverty

Also, feel free to glance through some of our older reports and blogs about homelessness and poverty.

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