More than 4 out of 10 French people among the most precarious population say they have eliminated a meal to fit into their budget, according to a survey carried out by the Ifop institute.
Among the 30% of French people affected by precariousness, namely those who earn the minimum wage or less, 53% said they had to reduce portions, while 42% of them had to sacrifice a meal, whether breakfast lunch, snack or dinner, according to the recent Ifop survey on food insecurity, relayed by the French media.
Almost 80% of the French people questioned have restricted their food purchases because of the rise in prices which is particularly marked in food, it also emerges from the survey carried out from March 2 to 8 on a sample of 1,007 people. .
In addition, 52% of respondents indicate that they buy less fruit and vegetables than before inflation. Two out of three people are even afraid of this change in diet for their health.
There are many profiles (students, retirees, singles, etc.) and no one escapes it. Everyone is tightening their belts to cope with galloping inflation, observes Jérome Fouquet, director of the public opinion department at Ifop, quoted by the media. “They don’t necessarily reduce the quantities of food at every meal, but it comes up regularly,” he said.
Trolley prices in France soared by more than 15% year on year in March, a much higher increase than general inflation which was 5.6% according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and economic studies (INSEE).