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More than one third of Americans receive welfare benefits

Recent census data analyzed by Fox News reveals that nearly 110 million Americans receive "government assistance of some kind."

These numbers mean that one in three Americans participates in some type of welfare program, "ranging from food stamps to subsidized housing to the program most commonly referred to as 'welfare,' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families... Some [benefit] from multiple programs," according to Fox.

The growing number of Americans receiving federal assistance has caused analysts to speculate whether the programs may be "incentivizing people not to work," since participation in multiple welfare programs "in many cases pays better than going to work." Meanwhile, supporters of the welfare system argue that the solution to this problem is to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.