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Engaging public support for eradicating UK poverty

Teresa Hanley

24 September 2009

Surveys suggest that public attitudes towards those experiencing poverty are harshly judgemental or view poverty and inequality as inevitable. But when people are better informed about inequality and life on a low income, they are more supportive of measures to reduce poverty and inequality.

This paper:

  • examines attitudes to poverty, what influences them, and ways to build public support for anti-poverty measures; 
  • draws on the findings of the JRF Public Interest in Poverty Issues programme.

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