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92% of Americans Can't Afford Groceries: POLL

•, by Daisy Luther

The survey was sponsored by Lean and Fresh, a food delivery service, which sought a case study on how inflation was affecting American diets.

The survey respondents weren't the people you might expect to be having trouble being able to afford groceries. It is not just poor, non-working people with a dozen children who are struggling.

Instead, 65% of the people who responded to the survey earned more than $75,000 per year. More than half of the respondents were from the biggest locations/economies in the country = California, Illinois, New York, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. The majority of those polled were either working or self-employed people, and nearly half of them had no children.

Here's what the survey found.
The results of food affordability were alarming.

87% said grocery prices are too high
65.93% take fewer trips to the store due to inflation
82% dining out less for the same reason (so it's not a swap of spending, money itself is the problem)
50-55% of people shop less, buy less stuff, and spend more time at home
57% have to stop buying organic or premium ingredients
74.60% would eat healthier if they could afford it
57.5% are buying less meat and poultry