Vouchers

It's your call

December 12, 1991

Callers to SUNDIAL think a program to give food vouchers to homeless people and panhandlers is a good idea, by a vote of 134 to 104, or 56 percent to 43 percent, among 238 callers, but they would not be willing to buy such vouchers, by a count of 130 to 105 on a base of 235 callers, or 55 percent to 45 percent.

Of 249 callers, 195 (78 percent) say they are intimidated by panhandlers in the business district, and 54 (21 percent) say they are not.

Of 244 callers, 161 (nearly 70 percent) say they are intimidated by homeless people in the business district, and 83 (34 percent) say they are not.

Of 244 callers, 192 (78 percent) say they do not give money, food or other articles of value to panhandlers, while 52 callers (21 percent) say they do.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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