Poll: 45 Percent of Americans Say Inflation Is Causing Financial Hardship

Nearly half of American households say inflation is causing financial hardship, according to a Gallup poll.

Forty-five percent of Americans say inflation is responsible for their current financial difficulties—10 percent of whom describe those difficulties as “severe.” Among those most affected are Americans in the lowest income bracket, with 71 percent of households making $40,000 or less saying inflation is causing financial strain. Less than a third of those making more than $100,000 reported financial hardship.