Public exposure and attitudes about homelessness.

  title={Public exposure and attitudes about homelessness.},
  author={Jack Tsai and Crystal Yun See Lee and Jianxun Shen and Steven M. Southwick and Robert H. Pietrzak},
  journal={Journal of community psychology},
  volume={47 1},
In this study, we conducted a survey among a large sample of U.S. adults to assess attitudes and beliefs about the causes of homelessness, policies to address homelessness, and programs for homeless individuals. In 2016, we surveyed a national sample of 541 adults from 47 different U.S. states using Amazon Mechanical Turk. Of the total sample, 78% reported that homelessness was a problem in their communities and 60% believed homelessness would increase in the next 5 years. The majority… 

Terms That Refer to Homeless Populations: National Surveys of Several Stakeholder Groups.

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How should police respond to homelessness? Results from a survey experiment in Portland, Oregon

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Race, Gender, and Homelessness Stigma: Effects of Perceived Blameworthiness and Dangerousness

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Improving health professionals’ and learners’ attitudes towards homeless individuals through street-based outreach

It is suggested that integrating street medicine programmes into curricula for health and social care programmes can reduce the stigma towards individuals experiencing homelessness, inspire increased commitment to practising in underserved communities and meet the unmet health andsocial needs of the homeless population.

Hungarian Homeless People in Basel: Homelessness and Social Exclusion from a Lifeworld-oriented Social Work Perspective

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Estimation of Utility Values for Computing Quality-adjusted Life Years Associated With Homelessness

The method developed in this study can be used to estimate quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in studies evaluating homelessness interventions, thereby establishing the societal value of these interventions and informing policy and budgetary decision-making.

Invited Commentary: Data Sources for Estimating Numbers of People Experiencing Homelessness in the United States—Strengths and Limitations

In the accompanying article, Mosites et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2021;000(00):000–000) evaluate data sources that enumerate people experiencing homelessness in the United States with respect to their

Do laypersons conflate poverty and neglect?

Laypersons may overreport neglect in circumstances of poverty, and increasing public awareness of how to recognize and separate neglect from poverty may enhance identification of vulnerable children and families.

Social dominance orientation, belief in a just world and intergroup contact as predictors of homeless stigmatisation.

Investigation of individual and situational predictors of homeless stigmatization showed that BJW and SDO correlated positively with stigmatization, while both quantity and quality of contact were negatively correlated with stigma.



Changes in Public Attitudes and Perceptions about Homelessness Between 1990 and 2016

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Beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge about homelessness: A survey of the general public

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Homelessness in the United States: Assessing Changes in Prevalence and Public Opinion, 1993–2001

Responses in 2001 had less stereotyped views of homeless people and were more supportive of services, but came to see homelessness as a less serious problem that was less often due to economic factors, a “mixed” set of findings.

Homelessness in the United States: Policy considerations

Over the past 15 years, the general public, media, scholars, and policy makers have all become concerned about homelessness as a widespread social problem. The amount of money the federal government

Homelessness in Europe and the United States: A Comparison of Prevalence and Public Opinion

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The causes of homelessness in later life: findings from a 3-nation study.

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  • Medicine
    The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
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Risk factors for homelessness among US veterans.

This review identifies substance use disorders, mental illness, and low income as targets for policies and programs in efforts to end homelessness among veterans.

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There is little evidence to suggest that the public has lost compassion and is unwilling to support policies to help homeless people, according to public opinion polls and a nationwide random-digit dial telephone survey.

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Federal, state, and city governments spend substantial funds on programs intended to aid homeless people, and such programs attract widespread public support. In recent years, however, state and

Revisiting the Contact Hypothesis: The Case of Public Exposure to Homelessness

Using data from a national survey of public attitudes toward homeless people, this paper evaluates the applicability of the contact hypothesis to in-group/out-group relations that fail to meet the