FSULXPNSC include SNAP (food stamps) spending?

Does the usual spending on food in a week variable (FSULXPNSC) include food purchased with food stamps (SNAP)?

I would guess yes, but I am hoping someone can confirm for sure or correct me if I’m wrong.

Thank you,


Yes, FSULXPNSC includes food purchased with SNAP. You can read the original question text in the codebooks for the Food Security Supplement. For example, in the 2019 codebook, the relevant question is S8A (see page 168 of the pdf), and it specifies:

How much (do you/does your household)
USUALLY spend on food at all the different places we’ve been talking about
IN A WEEK? (Please include any purchases made with
<SNAPNAME1_2019> or food stamp benefits)

Thank you!