These are first-quarter 2011 figures, the most recent available. But while the data set isn’t the most current, the trend is pretty obvious...
The breakdown is as follows...
- 15% of Americans live in a household on food stamps
- 26% of households have someone enrolled in Medicaid
- 2% have someone getting unemployment benefits
- 16% have someone receiving Social Security benefits
- 15% have someone in Medicare.