Number of families on welfare
How many families on welfare are there?
More than 100 million Americans
Not too many people know that there are more Americans dependent on the federal government than ever before in U.S. history. Believe it or not, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. It is important to know that is about a third of the entire population of the country. Needless to say, many Americans are enrolled in more than one welfare program. Keep in mind that these days the federal government runs almost 80 different welfare programs.