New Poll on Youth Homelessness

Special Edition

March 11, 2019
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The National Network for Youth believes in the importance of tapping into key data that will help drive the mission to end youth homelessness forward. Recently, we partnered with Ipsos, a global market research and consulting firm, to poll 1,005 adults above the age of 18 on youth homelessness issues.

Here are some highlights:

  • Ninety-one percent of polled Americans believe dealing with the problem of youth homeless is important.
  • Eighty-eight percent agreed the success of young Americans has a direct impact on the success of their communities.
  • While most participants agreed youth homelessness should be addressed, many did not understand the full size and scope of the issue.
  • Approximately 80 percent of those polled believe the federal and state governments should prioritize reducing youth homelessness.
  • About 80 percent also agreed that federal and state governments should prioritizing the funding for programs that help young homeless people finish high school and find a job
Read more on our website about these and other findings.
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We are excited to share more with you about this first of it's kind national poll, tell you how you can get involved and answer your questions.

DATE: April 23, 2019
TIME: 2 - 3 PM ET
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We created draft social media posts with images for our partners to use to help us educate the public and policymakers about the importance of investing resources in both preventing and responding to youth and young adult homelessness in America. Together, we can continue to drive change through advancing commonsense policy solutions.
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The National Network for Youth has been a public education and policy advocacy organization dedicated to the prevention and eradication of youth homelessness in America. NN4Y mobilizes over 300 members and affiliates –organizations that work on the front lines every day to provide prevention services and respond to runaways and youth experiencing homelessness and human trafficking.

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