Test Your Homelessness-in-America IQ

The ICRH invites you to take this quiz to test how well you know and understand the reality of homelessness and its effects on the people who deal with it.

1. What percentage of America’s homeless did some paid work in the previous months?

A. 10%                     B. 44%                        C. 62%                       D. 83%

2. What is the most common duration of homelessness?

A. 1-2 days           B. 1-2 weeks             C. 1-2 months         D. 1-2 years

3. What percent of sheltered homeless individuals are chronically homeless?

A. 16%                    B. 25%                          C. 38%                        D. 45%

4.  What percent of sheltered homeless individuals suffer from severe mental illness?

A. 10%                    B. 33%                          C. 40%                        D. 50%

5. What percent of sheltered homeless individuals suffer from chronic substance abuse issues?

A. 10%                    B. 33%                          C. 50%                        D. 67%

6. What percent of homeless individuals are under 25 years old?

A. 10%                    B. 33%                          C. 50%                        D. 80%

7. What percent of homeless individuals live in a major city?

A. 46%                    B. 54%                          C. 71%                        D. 85%

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