Mini Poll: MO Food Stamps?


Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or family needed?

Yes:
 30%
No:
 70%

How much difficulty have you had in providing enough food for yourself or your family in the past 12 months?

A lot of difficulty:
 3%
Some difficulty:
 4%
A little difficulty:
 31%
No difficulty:
 63%

Should you lose your job or household income, how long would it be before you would not be able to afford food for yourself or your family?

Immediately:
 28%
Days:
 4%
A few weeks:
 30%
Several months:
 22%
About a year:
 8%
More than a year:
 32%

Do you believe that the number of people in the St. Louis region who cannot afford food for themselves or their families has gone up or gone down in the past 12 months?

Gone up:
 56%
Gone down:
 4%
Remained about the same:
 40%

How grave a problem do you believe hunger is in the St. Louis region?

A major problem:
 28%
A problem:
 36%
Not much of a problem:
 33%
Not a problem at all:
 3%

Which group bears the primary responsibility for being the safety net against hunger in the United States?

The Federal government:
 36%
The state government:
 9%
Local government:
 2%
Private, religious, and charitible groups:
 21%
Each family:
 29%
No one does:
 3%

Do you think the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, food stamps program) is out of control?

Yes:
 56%
No:
 44%

Do you favor or oppose cutting SNAP to reduce government spending?

Cut it:
 46%
Leave it alone:
 28%
Increase it:
 26%

Do you favor or oppose increasing the number of people eligible to participate in SNAP?

Increase it:
 30%
Decrease it:
 50%
Leave it alone:
 20%

Do you currently know how to contact any agency in the St. Louis region that provides free food?

Yes:
 56%
No:
 44%

Have you made a donation to a food pantry this year?

Yes:
 77%
No:
 23%

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.