St Mungo's British Adults Concerns About Homelessness Survey

ComRes interviewed 2028 British adults online between the 20th and 21st November 2013. Data were weighted to be representative of all British adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full data tables are available at www.ComRes.co.uk

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Date Published
10 Dec 2013

Further Description

One in eight of us fear we’ll end up homeless if we are unable to pay our bills

More than half (53%) of British adults say that they are concerned about being able to pay their household bills, including rent or mortgage in 2014 – with one in eight (13%) saying that, if they were unable to pay their household bills next year, they would be concerned about sleeping rough.

 The findings come from a ComRes survey for St Mungo’s, which looked at people’s concerns around not being able to pay household bills next year.

 They found that:

·         More than half (54) said they would be concerned that not being able to pay household bills would put a significant strain on their personal wellbeing and mental health.

·         A third (32%) of British adults say that they would be concerned that they would not have the financial funds or opportunity to find alternate suitable accommodation.

·         Three in ten (29%) say they would be concerned that they would not know where to turn for help.

·         Concern about homelessness is particularly notable among younger British adults. 18% of British adults aged between 18 and 24 say that they would be concerned that they would have to sleep rough, compared to 6% of those aged 65+. 

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