Research

March 11-21, 2010: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Trust in Government Survey---Nationwide survey includes questions on the causes of poverty and the federal government’s role in poverty alleviation.

Topic(s): General

“In your opinion, which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor? Lack of effort on his or her own part, or circumstances beyond his or her control?”

 

32% Lack of effort

 

49% Circumstances beyond control

 

14% Both (Vol.)

 

5% Don’t know/Refused

 

Subpopulation/Note: .

 

Survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Methodology: Interviewing conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, March 11 – March 21, 2010 and based on 2,505 telephone interviews. Sample: national adult. 1677 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 828 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 301 who had no landline telephone. [USPSRA.041810.R31]

 

Formal Citation

Pew Research Center for the People , Mar, 2010. Retrieved Sep-2-2010 from the iPOLL Databank, The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut. http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/data_access/ipoll/ipoll.html


Do you think that…poor people in this country get more attention from the federal government than they should, about the right amount of attention, or less attention than they should?”

 

17% More

 

22% About right

 

56% Less

 

5% Don’t know/Refused

 

Subpopulation/Note: Asked of Form 2 half sample.

 

Survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Methodology: Interviewing conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, March 11 – March 21, 2010 and based on 2,505 telephone interviews. Sample: national adult. 1677 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 828 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 301 who had no landline telephone. [USPSRA.041810.R60EF2]

 

Formal Citation

Pew Research Center for the People , Mar, 2010. Retrieved Sep-2-2010 from the iPOLL Databank, The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut. http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/data_access/ipoll/ipoll.html