Inflation tops Americans’ biggest economic concerns, Gallup survey shows

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Americans are more worried about inflation than at any point since 1985, according to a new poll released this week. 

The Gallup survey, published Tuesday, shows that rising consumer prices are the top economic concern for Americans, with 17% of respondents calling the recent inflation spike the “nation’s most important problem.” That’s up from 8% in January and 10% in February.

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In all, a majority of Americans – 59% – said they worry about cost-of-living expenses a “great deal,” according to the poll, which was conducted March 1-18 with 1,017 adults. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

Customers browse food stalls inside Grand Central Market on March 11, 2022, in downtown Los Angeles, California.  (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP /…

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