Question of the Day
On average, how much do federal, state, and local governments spend per year on social programs (like healthcare, income security, and education) for every household in the U.S.?
In 2016, federal, state, and local governments spent $3,751 billion on social programs like healthcare, income security, and education. This amounts to $29,813 for every household in the United States. From 1959 to 2016, spending on social programs increased from 30% of all government outlays to 61%.