Americans' increasing requests for assistance a sign that "people are hurting"

January 26, 2023 USA Today

USA Today: The report's other finding that 55% of surveyed adults sought benefits shows how much people are hurting, said Luke Shaefer, a leading expert on social safety nets and professor at the University of Michigan.

“The best indicator we have of whether or not families are struggling to make ends meet is when they seek out help," he said.