41 million

The number of Americans kept out of poverty in 2012 by safety net programs, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure.

Source: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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