About half of the American public say the poor are not doing enough to help themselves out of poverty, how do you see it? Are the poor invisible? Only one out of ten Americans name poverty or welfare as one of the top issues the government should address. However, with this being said, there is a total of 46.2 million people living in poverty that should be addressed.

It’s a sad day when an estimated half a million children may currently be homeless in the United States. But what is making people so poor? No education is a contributing factor with 1.2 million students dropping out of high school every year. Not only dropping out of high school, but issues like drug addiction, never saving money and borrowing too much also come into play. And of course, not working at all will lead to no income or living off of government assistance.

Since 2007, the number of people on food stamps has increased by an enormous 74%. With one out of six elderly Americans living below the federal poverty line, a tremendous 64 million Americans have completely given up looking for work seeing as it is a waste of time.

In 2010, more than a million U.S. families lost their homes to foreclosure. With the amount of poor Americans living below poverty level for a multitude of reasons, how do you choose to live?

Check out this infographic presented by paydayloans.co.uk to learn more about the invisible poor of America.

The Invisible Poor by Payday Loan.co.uk