BDN Covers Butler’s Survey on Poverty

A survey designed and analyzed by Sandra Butler, professor in the University of Maine School of Social Work, was referenced in the Bangor Daily News story “Study reveals most Mainers agree poverty caused by outside forces, not personal decisions.” The report from the 2014 survey is titled “Maine People Agree Opportunity is the Bridge to a Better Future.” Three of four Mainers polled indicated the primary cause of poverty is “that the economy is failing to produce enough jobs that pay decent wages.”