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POLL: Inflation Forcing 29% of Americans to Miss Meals, Eat Less Due to High Prices

A new survey from Zogby shows nearly 3 in 10 Americans have been forced to skip meals or eat less food because of rising inflation and high prices at the grocery store.

“There is no shortage of crises today. We’re on the verge of so many disruptions environmentally, politically, and economically that it’s hard to keep track. While we struggle to get Covid under control, clear supply chains, control energy costs, and fill millions of open jobs, there is another crisis lurking in the shadows that might be affecting more people than once thought,” writes Zogby.

“Food insecurity is becoming increasingly too familiar these days. As the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ widens, more and more Americans are finding it harder to meet ends daily. Economists and advocacy groups are sounding the alarm bells as food insecurity is on the rise in U.S. To compound matters, rising food prices are not helping the situation. Families are missing meals because their paychecks do not go as far as they once did a few years ago. The middle class is being hollowed out by inflation. We asked voters if they felt the Biden Administration’s failure to control inflation had caused them or family members to miss meals because of the increased cost of food prices, and the results were shocking,” adds the polling outfit.

According to the survey, 29% of respondents reported missing meals.

Read the full survey here.

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