Produce for sale at Reams Food Store in Sandy on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Results from a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll captured inflation’s impact on Utahns and their growing fatigue and worries about escalating costs of goods and services.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Persistent, record-high inflation hasn’t been an issue for U.S. consumers for decades, but that took a dramatic turn in the last year-and-a-half and has yet to show any clear signs of easing, in spite of aggressive monetary policy moves aiming to tamp down surging costs.

And the economic strife is hitting individuals and families where it hurts most as the rising costs of basic necessities have been a main driver of inflation rates that have been running at or near 40-year-highs for much of the year.

Results from a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll captured inflation’s impact on Utahns and their growing fatigue and worries about escalating costs of goods and services.

In a statewide survey conducted Sept. 3-21 of 815 registered Utah voters by Dan Jones & Associates, 96% of respondents said they were very or somewhat concerned about inflation and 4% were not very or not at all concerned. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.43 percentage points.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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