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Facts & figures

51% of Americans fear they may one day become poor.
24% say poverty means being homeless.
23% say poverty means not being able to meet basic needs.
22% say it means not eating properly.
32% say a lack of education is a cause of poverty.
25% say laziness is a cause.
21% say a lack of job opportunities is a cause.
49% say the government is responsible for meeting the needs of the poor.
24% volunteered or got involved with a community organization that addresses poverty or social justice.

SOURCE: CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, 2001


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