“Zogby Poll: Nearly 30% Skipping Meals Because of High Prices.”

2011 or thereabouts

“Nearly 3 in 10 people say the increased cost of food, sparked by inflation, has forced them or their families to skip meals, according to a new Zogby Poll.

Here are how the poll results break down:

  • 29.3% say they or their families have skipped meals due to price increases, compared to 65.5% that say they have not.
  • 32% of women say they or their families have had to skip meals, compared to 63% who say they have not had to.
  • 26% of men say they or their families have skipped meals because of the prices, while 69% say they have not.
  • 34% of Republican voters say they or their families have had to miss meals, compared to 61% who say they have not.
  • 24% of Democrats say they or their families have skipped meals, while 72% say they have not.
  • 31% of independents say they or their families have missed meals, compared to 63% who say they have not.”

Comment: This should hurt the Democrats. pl


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12 Responses to “Zogby Poll: Nearly 30% Skipping Meals Because of High Prices.”

  1. J says:

    This is planned as a part of The World Economic Forum and Davos Group depopulation agenda —
    The Great Reset


    • Barbara Ann says:


      I’m beginning to think that the result of these madmen’s Great Reset will not be Neo-feudalism, but actual feudalism. Damage to delicate & complex systems like global supply chains can easily enter a feedback loop leading to further destruction. Past a certain point we’ll be on the fast track to the Dark Ages, but with guns – real Hobbesian stuff. This is one aspect of the GR I am trying to get to grips with – what is the motivation of our wannabe technocrat overlords if all they’ll rule over will be a post civilizational ruin? I expect they are hubristic enough to think they can manage the collapse.

      • Barbara Ann says:

        “But the Committee of the Mending Apparatus now came forward, and allayed the panic with well-chosen words. It confessed that the Mending Apparatus was itself in need of repair.”

        From The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster, published 1909 (1 AF in Huxley’s chronology). Another one well worth a re-read in the present circumstances.

  2. Pat Lang says:

    3rd worlders used to ask me why we have “poverty” in America. I replied that these people are poor by our standards, not those of their country.

  3. BillWade says:

    I don’t know but this feels weird to me. 34% of Republicans are skipping meals, really?

  4. TTG says:

    This is hardly a new phenomenon in the US. For many years now 15% of American families were food insecure, a condition far worse than just skipping a few meals. Now the fact that so many workers are choosing not to go back to work must add to those numbers. If skipping a few meals is the price to be payed for jumping off the stressful minimum wage treadmill, it might be worth it to some.

  5. TV says:

    I give food to our local food bank each week.
    There are “no smoking” signs.
    Cigarettes are $8.50 a pack.
    No “tobacco insecurity.”

  6. akaPatience says:

    While I see MANY more overweight and obese people these days than I used to – folks who probably should skip a few meals – the unfortunate result of increasing food prices is that poorer people will buy even more [fattening] carbohydrate items than before because they’re cheaper than meats, fruits and veggies.

    Then again, didn’t the Biden administration increase the food stamp/SNAP allotment recently by 25%? SO, maybe I’m wrong in thinking the underclass is suffering most due to higher food prices, and instead more people in the middle-class have had to cut back. Since fuel prices have also increased, something’s got to give.

  7. d74 says:

    Perhaps, they skip a meal a day to lose weight.
    High prices encourage this behavior because the savings are greater.

    • Mal says:

      Perhaps, you need to learn how to be compassionate and have a little empathy for those less fortunate. Skip a meal to lose weight, aye right, you first.

      Cheers, Mal

  8. Deap says:

    Trending out in California is “intermittent fasting” as a highly beneficial health goal – dropping down to 2 meals a day, with an extended 12-14 hour “fasting” period. It is proving itself to be a very good choice.

    Obesity is our biggest lifestyle health issue anyway. Good for people to stop stuffing themselves. Lots of “free food” in California as well as perfectly nutritious cheap food alternatives for home preparation with crock-pots. “Food insecurity” is one more Democrat command and control scam.

    Kids in California get 2 “free meals” a day- summer winter and even when schools are closed for “covid” their parents drive in to pick up their “free meals”. Before they go cash out their EBT cards at the local 7-11.

  9. Deap says:

    Food and shelter for one’s self is a primary duty; it is not a right to demand from the government. Both are commodity and life choices must be made to personally provide each for themselves. Plus our current welfare system to cover those who slip through the cracks provides well over $40,000 worth of vouchers to cover these life essentials. We in fact are doing too much for too many.

    Creating the dependency state for far too many people in California is a major part of its recent downfall. Allegedly 30% of this state are in “poverty” but all you see are very nice cars in the Indian casino parking lots, fat kids, lines at. the local Western Union offices every weekend sending cash remittences to relatives back in their home countries and trading EBT purchase for cash and/or drugs in the 7-11 parking lots.

    That is “poverty” California-style. Are vagrants camps lining freeways and RR tracks full of drug addicts and social drop-outs part of our state’s “hunger insecurity”? These statistics needs a lot more drilling down. And we need to see a lot more “Help wanted” signs taking down from almost every re-opened business in this state before we expand our hand-outs for this alleged growing “poverty” and food-insecurity.

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