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… 
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