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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.

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