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Among U.S. households in the lowest 20% income bracket, has the average portion of their income from government benefits increased or decreased since 1979?

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Among U.S. households in the lowest 20% income bracket, the average portion of their income from government benefits decreased from 48% in 1979 to 38% in 2013. For all other income groups, the average portion of their income from government benefits has increased since 1979. The rates for all income groups are detailed at the link below.

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