We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Yes, they do include food stamps. However, they also include everyone in a household even if a single member of the household receives a benefit. So if you have Granpappy at home so you can look after him, and he receives means-tested veterans assistance (e.g. a nurse who stops by once a week), the study counts everyone in the household as a recipient.
I would prefer that the chart was labeled "citizens who receive some form of federal welfare". I wonder if the ratio would improve dramatically. I also think it might wake up the citizens to understand that a lot of federal largess is bestowed upon people who neither pay taxes or live here legally. It costs us about $5000 a month for every refugee family we take in and that expense goes on and on and on sometimes for generations. You might remember the Mariel boat lift of 1980. Those people escaped Cuba to seek freedom in America. Well we are still paying them welfare. In 1980 any of them who were over 62 immediately qualified for SS. How many welfare free loaders can we import before we go bankrupt?