Think you know how bad poverty is in your state? Think again.

Posted on AllSides October 29th, 2014
From The Left

Maybe poverty in your state isn't as bad as you think.

An in-depth new interactive from Jake Grovum, a reporter at Pew's Stateline project, illustrates just how much the safety net brings down the poverty rate. His interactive project has a whole series of maps and charts that show the difference between the Census' official poverty rate — the one you hear announced once a year in September — and the Census' supplemental poverty rate — a less-touted figure that is released a couple of months later.

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