Every eighth Hungarian has missed a meal for financial reasons

Last week, a lot of dust stirred up in the Hungarian pressto the Belgian Ipsos / LeSoir and RTL Info According to a joint study conducted by the European Union, 13 percent of the country’s population missed at least one meal for financial reasons.

It should be noted at the outset that such surveys are limited: the financial reason can be varied, so one would rather not buy an expensive sandwich at a petrol station when hungry, but it can also mean that one cannot afford a buttery croissant. . At the same time, people’s experiences and concerns are well indicated by such polls, because respondents may be more pessimistic or optimistic when assessing their own financial situation.

So there is no question that 13 percent of Belgium’s population, or about 1.5 million people, would be at risk of starvation, but it seems that respondents are already saving on basic necessities like buying food.

He gave himself that if in Belgium with significantly better income conditions – where in terms of purchasing power parity It is twice as good to make a living from the average salary as in Hungary – people face such problems at home with inflation at 10.7%. In the Hungarian price increase – despite the officially priced products – the price of food jumped the most, by 18.6 percent. THE KSH According to the data, in May, margarine 41.4, bread 37.5, cheese 35.4, poultry 34.3, dry pasta 33.3, dairy products 30.3, eggs 29.3, and pastries 27.3 , seasonally priced food prices rose 12.8 percent. That is, there can be plenty of financial reason for someone to be deprived.

Napi.hu is located in Pulse Researcher, according to a survey of the adult population, the situation is very similar: 13 percent of Hungarians said they missed a meal for financial reasons. In addition, 51 percent said they had been in the past two weeks not eating when they were hungry, but not skipping a meal because of their financial means. Only 34 percent are not forced to do so. The non-comment rate is also relatively high at 2%.

Women and young people are more hungry

There is no significant difference between men and women who missed a meal for financial reasons: the rate is 12 to 14 percent.

On the other hand, the latter group appears to be more inclined not to eat for other reasons when hungry, as 57 percent of them have had this recently, compared to only 45 percent of men.

Examining the Hungarian population according to different age groups, it can be seen that the 18-39 age group is the one most affected by the problem and missed at least one meal in the last two weeks for financial reasons, with 16 percent, while for other reasons they were the most fasted. (56 percent).

The middle-aged and retired population live with fewer resignations: 12 per cent of those aged 40-59 and 11 per cent of those over 60 have been forced to starve due to their financial means. By the way, only 43 percent of older people did not eat once a day for non-financial reasons.

Most people with primary education and rural people are hungry

There are significant differences in who has had to skip a meal for financial reasons in the past two weeks: this has affected 15 per cent of those with a basic education, compared with only 6 per cent of graduates.

On the other hand, 49 per cent of the less educated group missed a meal for non-financial reasons, while the proportion was also higher among those with secondary and tertiary education (53-58 per cent). In return, the number of those who ate without giving up ranged from 34 to 35 percent in all three groups.

There are much more spectacular differences in the distribution of respondents according to their place of residence: 8 per cent of those living in the capital, 11 per cent of those living in county capitals and 18 per cent of those living in villages did not have money and therefore missed a meal. For other reasons, however, those living in rural cities did not eat once a day. In Budapest, it is the rarest overall that someone did not eat, and 43 percent were not affected in any way.

Our previous survey, conducted jointly with Pulse Researcher, provides some explanation for why one in eight Hungarians missed a meal: only 13 percent of the population does not save on food, clothing, durable goods, fuel, or other things. . On the other hand, 34 percent of people said they were already buying less or cheaper food.

About the research

A Pulse Researcher The survey was conducted by interviewing 1,000 people, and the answers represent the opinion of the Hungarian adult population. This means that the data, according to gender, age, education and type of settlement, reflect the opinion of the adult population of 18 plus according to the Hungarian population.

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Source: Napi.hu by www.napi.hu.

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