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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
4/21/2020

Do you give money to panhandlers?

29%
Yes

6

71%
No WINNER

17

29%
Yes

6 Comments
Karen Allum
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Karen Allum

Sometimes. It depends on the situation.

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Arsaguhi Asikian
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Arsaguhi Asikian

Sometimes. Depends on my mood.

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Anne Howley
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Anne Howley

I try to give a "street donation" every time I go out. Even though I know that there are many "scammers," I like to believe that I am helping someone. When health permits, I donate platelets.

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Pamela Bodley
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Pamela Bodley

It depends. If I have extra money to give, I will give it. I think it's cruel to judge people who are down on their luck. Giving $1 or 2 won't make or break me but it might help someone get breakfast,

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Katelin Schey
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Katelin Schey

Not all of the time, but when I particularly feel inspired to.

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Linda Jeffcoat Amick
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Linda Jeffcoat Amick

Because they need it more than I.

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71%
No

17 Comments
Kathy Wright
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Kathy Wright

We live in a Dangerous time. I Never carry money. People can be injured by Panhandlers. It can be very Scary.

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Laura Darnell
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Laura Darnell

I stopped doing this when the man tried to hug me.

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Bonnie_Was_Here
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Bonnie_Was_Here

I usually ignore the people who look able bodied enough to work but sometimes if I see an elderly homeless person I will give them a few dollars if I have it.

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Jesse Wood
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Jesse Wood

NO let them get a job

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Kathy Carrillo
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Kathy Carrillo

.....but i often buy them food....

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David Troup
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David Troup

Never. Much of the time, your money will be used for drugs or alcohol and will not help that person. I donate to organizations that help the homeless but donating directly hurts more than it helps.

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Kathy Carrillo
Kathy Carrillo

Have you heard of mental illness? So often some of us have unjustified opinions of people because they don't want to take the time to have compassion instead.

Monique Chenard
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Monique Chenard

I used to in my town but then discovered that they will in a better house than I do.

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CASSANDRA JUGEAT
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CASSANDRA JUGEAT

Because pans do't need money; they're pans

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Richard Weinert
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Richard Weinert

i learned long ago life is what i make it. they can do the same. ther eis enough public and charity services they do not need to beg for what i worked hard to get.

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Patsy Conquest
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Patsy Conquest

These people often times rake in hundreds of tax free dollars in a day. I refuse to give my measly amount of money to people who refuse to work.

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Sticks N Tin
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Sticks N Tin

I would give food, as no one should starve. Money can be used for drugs and/or alcohol.

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Christine Lucas
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Christine Lucas

I don't give money, but I will buy a sandwich for that person

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Marvin Cowley
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Marvin Cowley

the money would go for drugs, drugs and more drugs. we do not have a homeless problem, we have a drug problem.

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j d
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j d

Occasionally I had been until I saw the guy buying beer. So I stopped

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Carl Evans
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Carl Evans

You can't trust a panhandler NOT to rob you, or worse.

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