The Spring Association, an organizer of the Noble Parcel campaign, has prepared another edition of the "Poverty Report." Already last year's poverty and poverty data from the Szlachetna Paczka report showed a poignant picture of Poles' lives. At that time, as many as 1.6 million Poles were living in extreme poverty. In turn, as much as 40 percent of the population was in deprivation.
15 percent of those who took part in the Noble Parcel survey believe that living in poverty is a choice. To get out of it, all you have to do is work, believes a third of those surveyed (31 percent). And in general, people are poor because they would rather live on welfare than take a job, 34 percent of respondents indicated.
Meanwhile, poverty is much more often more like dominoes, the report's authors point out. Several random situations in succession can determine that we cross the poverty line. On top of that, neither hard work nor education protects against it. According to Eurostat data, for example, almost one in ten working Poles is at risk of poverty.