This quiz includes items that attempt to capture attitudes towards poverty specifically in the United States. There are a variety of narratives that people hold when it comes to poverty, its causes, and those living in poverty. We cover only a few, inspired by previous work (see below).
You may find some questions provocative. This is by design to assess beliefs and attitudes.
Responses will be recorded anonymously. We will not capture any personally identifying information. Responses may be used for future research.
Feagin, J. R. (1972). America’s Welfare Stereotypes. Social Science Quarterly, 52(4), 921–933. http://www.jstor.org/stable/42858905
Indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the following ideas. Your first feeling is generally best.