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Poverty Survey Questions

Because there are limits on charitable giving, what do you think should be the highest priority? Do you think it should be...

  • Helping the world’s poorest children…31%
  • Helping underserved families in the United States…31%
  • Wiping out infectious disease, like TB and AIDS…16%
  • Contributing to reducing global warming…10%
  • Health care/more funding for health care…2%
  • Other…9%


What percent of the world's 2.2 billion children do you think live in poverty?

  • 15% of respondents think 1% - 25% live in poverty
  • 36% of respondents think 26% - 50% live in poverty
  • 18% of respondents think 51% - 75% live in poverty
  • 7% of respondents think 76% - 99% live in poverty


Other than trauma, what is the single biggest cause of death among the world's young children under 5 years old? Do you think it is...

  • Malnutrition…66%
  • HIV/AIDS…11%
  • Diarrhea…7%
  • Pneumonia…6%
  • Malaria…5%
  • Tuberculosis…3%


If you had to choose one entity, who is most responsible for helping the children around the world who live in poverty? Do you think it is...

  • International nonprofit organizations…29%
  • The governments where they live…25%
  • Developed countries, such as the United States…19%
  • Faith-based organizations…16%
  • Wealthy individuals around the world…7%


Do you agree or disagree with this statement: the United States has an obligation to help poor children in other nations around the world. Would you say you...

  • Strong agree…26%
  • Somewhat agree…40%
  • Somewhat disagree…19%
  • Strongly disagree…14%


Have you personally ever contributed to an international relief organization that helps the world's poor children?

  • Yes…62%
  • No…37%


If you had to guess, what do you think is the average annual income for households in developing nations?

  • $1-$2…1%
  • $3-$100…6%
  • $101-$200…4%
  • $201-$999…8%
  • $1,000-$9,999…31% (median answer was $5,000)
  • $10,000-$24,999…22%
  • $25,000-$49,000…8%
  • $50,000-$90,000…2%
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