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76% Say Drought Is Driving Up Food Prices

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac could bring some rain to the states in the Mississippi Valley this week, but it is unlikely to break the drought that has had a stranglehold on the Midwest for months. Americans are highly concerned about the drought's impact on the economy, especially on food prices.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 84% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned about the potential impact of the drought on the U.S. economy, including 48% who are Very Concerned. Just 15% are not very or Not At All Concerned about the drought’s impact on the economy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 23-24, 2012 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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