Food insecurity has doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Share of the population 18+ indicating low or very low food security.
Data are sourced from the Current Population Survey (CPS) Food Security Supplement for years 2001-2019 and from the Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey for 2020. To increase sample size and reduce margins of error, CPS data are pooled to generate 5-year rolling averages (where 2001 denotes years 1997-2001). Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data, used to produce 2020 data, represent the first 12 weeks of the survey data pooled together, or all of survey phase one.
Source:Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement and Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey Get the data