Social Justice Quiz 2008, continued

Authored by Bill Quigley, a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Previous questions are found on The Peace Tree: #1-7 on Sunday, September 14. #8-12 on Sunday, September 21.
Click below for the answers to (and documentation of) today's segment of the quiz.

13. How many people does our government say are homeless in the US on any given day?

14. What percentage of people in homeless shelters are children?

15. How many veterans are homeless on any given night?

16. The military budget of the United States in 2008 is the largest in the world at $623 billion per year. How much larger is the US military budget than that of China, the second largest in the world?

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13. 754,000 are homeless. About 338,000 homeless people are not in shelters (live on the streets, in cars, or in abandoned buildings) and 415,000 are in shelters on any given night.
2007 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Homeless Report to Congress, page iii and 23.
The population of San Francisco is about 739,000.

14. HUD reports nearly 1 in 4 people in homeless shelters are children 17 or younger.
Page iv – 2007 HUD Annual Homeless Report to Congress.

15. Over 100,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. About 18 percent of the adult homeless population is veterans.
Page 32, 2007 HUD Homeless Report.
This is about the same population as Green Bay. Wisconsin.

16. Ten times. China's military budget is $65 billion. The US military budget is nearly 10 times larger than the second leading military spender.


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