Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
James J. Nolan, III.
This study examines the relationship between a variety of demographic characteristics and an individual's feelings and helping behavior towards the homeless population. This study also distinguishes between the way urban residents feel and act towards the problem of homelessness with the way that rural residents feel and act towards the problem of homelessness. Respondents were identified as urban or rural by using the nine party county codification scheme of rural-urban continuum codes from the United States Department of Agriculture. This study is a secondary data analysis of the 2002 General Social Survey (GSS), which has a sample size of 3,000 non-institutionalized English speaking adults. Bivariate logistic regression and multivariate logistic regression were used to analyze the data.
Dugan, Joni Mari, "Assessing public opinion toward homelessness in the United States" (2007). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 826.