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Share of American adults who struggled to buy food by marital status 2013

This statistic illustrates 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 25 percent of respondents living in a single-adult household with no children indicated to have had difficulties affording food in the past year.

Percentage of U.S. adults who struggled to afford food in 2013, by marital status

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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

Supplementary notes

* Share of respondents who reported 'Yes, I have struggled at times to afford food in the past 12 months' and with no children in the household.
** Single-adult households include those never married, separated, divorced, or widowed.
*** Two-adult households include those married or in a domestic partnership.

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