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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.?

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In 2018, federal, state, and local governments spent $4,071 billion on social programs like healthcare, income security, and education. This amounts to $31,911 for every household in the United States. From 1959 to 2018, spending on social programs increased from 30% of all government outlays to 60%.

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