Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 20:43

NYC United Way says that 84% of New Yorkers believe that hunger is a real problem.

As much as one third responding they or a family member had difficulty paying for food.

The poll found that two out of three city residents expect a friend will need help getting food in the coming year. A majority of New Yorkers said they believe the federal government should take the lead in fighting hunger.

Global Strategy Group conducted the phone survey of 700 New York City adults on 8/8 in English and in Spanish. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.