73% Expect to Pay More for Groceries
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Federal Reserve Board continues to work hard at keeping the U.S. inflation rate around two percent, but most Americans lack confidence in the Fed's efforts and still say they are spending more on groceries compared to a year ago. Most also expect those prices to keep going up.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of American Adults say they are paying more for groceries now than they were a year ago, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. This figure shows little change from most surveys conducted since April 2009. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 16-17, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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