Newly released polling data shows that Americans feel the billions of dollars spent to address homelessness in the U.S. has not worked.
Rasmussen Reports released the data, which found that the vast majority of Americans see homelessness as an unaddressed problem.
“Despite billions of dollars in federal spending to help the homeless, most Americans believe the problem has gotten worse,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 92% of American Adults believe homelessness is a serious problem in America, including 65% who say the problem is Very Serious. Only six percent (6%) don’t think the homeless problem is serious.”
In some cities like San Francisco, homelessness has become rampant with encampments filling sidewalks.
In 2016 the homeless budget in San Francisco was 200 million
By 2021 the homeless budget had increased to 1.1 billion
Anyone living in SF will tell you the problem has gotten much worse not better as we increased spending
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) October 5, 2022
— Tayfun Coşkun (@TayfunCoskunn) October 11, 2022
San Francisco hellhole. Non stop homeless encampments everywhere. Doesn’t matter you pay $9k a month rent, you go outside and get assaulted by violent desperate hobos all day here.
Oh? You call 911? They chuckle. Cops aren’t coming out for nothing anymore. They’ve given up. pic.twitter.com/n05W2qBgKr
— Laura Anthony (@smackcracks) October 11, 2022
More and more homeless expelled by Democrat Governor Janet Mills. The Democrats want every Democrat run city and state to be exactly like San Francisco! Portland, Maine is over run with more homeless. The camps, pop up tents, drug needles, mentally unstable. #VoteDemocratsOut pic.twitter.com/ptchJQ8b8s
— The Sean M. More Band (@SeanMichaelMore) October 9, 2022
In fact, a 2008 video of California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowing to end homelessness in a decade has drawn attention.
Here’s a video of Gavin Newsom from 2008 promising to end San Francisco’s homeless crisis in 10 YEARS…
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 27, 2022
All that has pushed Americans to say the problem is getting worse.
“Perception of the problem has increased since February 2021, when 55% said the homeless problem was Very Serious,” Rasmussen said.