(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – According to the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll, 85% of 1,000 American adults surveyed said they are spending more for food now than they were a year ago.
In contrast, just 9% of respondents claim they are not paying extra, and 6% need clarification.
The number of respondents who claim they spend more for food now than they did a year ago is marginally lower than in August last year.
Eighty-nine percent of people claimed they were paying extra at the time.
A majority (57 percent) of the most recent survey respondents also said they expect to spend more on food in a year.
Twenty-two percent of respondents indicated they anticipated paying “roughly the same,” ten percent said they expected to pay a “smaller” sum, and 12 percent were unclear.
The same percentage (57%) also said that increasing food costs had altered their eating habits, while 37% disagreed and 6% were unclear.
Food inflation to continue. Americans should expect even higher grocery bills
It’s interesting to note that people were less inclined to modify their eating habits as their income increased:
- 73% of those earning less than $30,000
- 64% of those earning between $30,000 and $50,000
- 59% of those earning between $50,000 and $100,000
Those who earn between $100,000 and $200,000 make up 47% of all people, and among individuals who earn more than $200,000, 23%.
The Rasmussen Reports survey, which included 1,000 American adults, was conducted from January 23 to January 25. The margin of error for the survey was 3%, and its degree of confidence was 95%.
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