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A majority of Asian adults living in poverty have turned to family or friends when they need help with living expenses or employment


A majority of Asian adults living in poverty have turned to family or friends when they need help with living expenses or employment
% of Asian adults adults living near or below the federal poverty line who say they have ever turned to or received assistance from the following for help with bills, housing, food, or searching for a job
Sources of financial help%
Family or friends61
Government49
Some other group or person23
Religious institutions21
Professional organizations*19
Asian community organizations13

* Professional organizations only offered as an option for receiving assistance when searching for a job.
Note: “Asian adults living in poverty” refers to respondents whose approximate family income is at or below 100% of the federal poverty line. “Government” includes the federal, state or local government. “Religious institutions” include churches, temples or other religious institutions. Share of respondents who didn’t offer an answer or answered “no” not shown.

Source: Survey of Asian American adults conducted July 5, 2022-Jan. 27, 2023.
“The Hardships and Dreams of Asian Americans Living in Poverty”

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

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