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Share of American adults who struggled to buy food by number of children 2013

This statistic presents the results of an interview conducted by the Gallup Organization from January 1 to June 27, 2013. More than 36,000 U.S. adults were polled if they have struggled to afford food in the past 12 months. Some 22 percent of respondents living in a household with one child reported to have had trouble paying to eat in the past year. The results showed that food insecurity increases with three, four or more children in the household.

Percentage of U.S. adults who struggled to afford food in 2013, by number of children in household

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Release date

July 2013


United States

Survey time period

January 1 to June 27, 2013

Number of respondents

36,772 respondents

Age group

18-50 years

Special properties

U.S. adults living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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