How Much Do You Know About U.S. Poverty?
Photo: Lunch for homeless people is distributed after Mass in the Lafayette Park. The liturgy is part of a program called Street Church, run by Epiphany Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. (Bread for the World/Crista Friedli)
Do you know how many people in the United States live in poverty? Any idea how many of those living in poverty are children?
If you're a frequent reader of Bread Blog and are familiar with Bread for the World's fact sheets, you may already know that roughly 46 million people in the United States lived in poverty in 2011, and that more than one-fifth of American children live below the poverty line. Still, Marketplace's "What Do You Know About Poverty in America?" quiz offers an eye-opening look at the issue. If you can correctly answer all ten questions, you may consider using the test as a tool to introduce the issues of hunger and poverty to young people, family, and friends.
Test you knowledge by taking the quiz, and also read Marketplace's accompanying article on the politics surrounding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) during this election season.
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