QUIZ: What Do You Know About Poverty In The U.S.?

When you think about “poor people,” what images come to mind?

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For the many middle class Americans, most of what we know about people living in poverty comes from the media — fictional TV shows and over-sensationalized news stories.

But what do you REALLY know about the financial, social and emotional realities of living in poverty in the United States?

Take this quiz, adapted from research by Dr. Donna Beegle, Communications Across Barriers, to gauge your poverty awareness.


True or False ~ People earning minimum wage are able to afford a modest, two bedroom apartment in America.

~ Answer ~

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