PEW: Nation of Beneficiaries

A new report from PEW finds that most people have received benefits from at least one of six federal entitlement programs: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment, Food Stamps, and Welfare.
PEW writes:

“As President Barack Obama negotiates with Republicans in Congress over federal entitlement spending, a new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that a majority of Americans (55%) have received government benefits from at least one of the six best-known federal entitlement programs.

The survey also finds that most Democrats (60%) and Republicans (52%) say they have benefited from a major entitlement program at some point in their lives. So have nearly equal shares of self-identifying conservatives (57%), liberals (53%) and moderates (53%).”

See report at: A Bipartisan Nation of Beneficiaries

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