The Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Issue 6: Residents Say Local Government isn't Doing Enough for the Poor
- Author(s): Ong, Paul M.
- Haselhoff, Kim
- et al.
SCS Fact Sheet no. 6 reveals that the Southern California region has a disproportionately large number of low-income residents, with their share of the total population growing over time. One key result of the survey is that a large majority states that local government is not doing enough for the poor, a view held by most demographic and socioeconomic groups. Among those who hold this opinion, a large majority also believes that local government is doing an inadequate job of improving education and providing affordable housing in this region.