57% of Canadians find it difficult to feed their families, up from 36% in 2019: Poll

A new polling from Angus Reid Institute found that 57% of Canadians reported having a difficult time feeding their family, which is up from 2019 when the figure was 36%.

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The release of the poll collides with news that Canadians are dealing with the highest levels of inflation in 30 years. 

The Angus Reid Institute poll also found that two-in-five (39%) Canadians say they are worse off now than they were last year.

“Residents in Alberta (49%), Saskatchewan (47%), and Newfoundland and Labrador (47%), are most likely to say they are worse off now than they were last year.”

When Canadians were asked about their expectations for the future, 29% believe their situation will worsen in the next 12 months.

“One-quarter (23%) of Canadians are optimistic that their financial standing will improve in the next 12 months, but more – 29 per cent – say it will worsen.”

Additionally, the poll found that four-in-five Canadians (82%) say that the increase in the cost of living has outpaced any income growth they have seen in their household and that debt remains a major source of stress for 24% of individuals in the poll. 

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