In 1975, 8% of all Americans were on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), i.e. food stamps. That percentage is 15% today. Enrollment soared to 47.8 million participants in recent months, an increase of 70%. Below is an interactive graphic showing the number of SNAP recipients in each of the 50 U.S. states.
So says an introduction by Phil Izzo (http://blogs.wsj.com) to the interactive graphics* post entitled Some 15% of U.S. Receives Food Stamps.
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