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The Number of People in Federal Programs Has Grown Faster

Created on January 8, 2013

The Number of People in Federal Programs Has Grown Faster

CHART 1

PERCENT CHANGE SINCE 1988

Number of People Receiving Benefits from Federal Programs

Index of Dependence on Government Score

 

 

Sources: David B. Muhlhausen and Patrick D. Tyrrell, “2013 Index of Dependence on Government,” Heritage Foundation Special Report, forthcoming; Miriam King, et al., Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, Current Population Survey: Version 3.0 (machine-readable database), University of Minnesota, 2010; and Heritage Foundation calculations based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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