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Inflation Is ‘Very Stressful’ for Almost Half of US Households

  • Residents in fastest-growing metros likeliest to report stress
  • Census survey finds 40% have difficulty paying everyday bills
A shopper holds a shopping basket with groceries inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California.

A shopper holds a shopping basket with groceries inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Almost half of US families surveyed by the Census Bureau found the recent rise in consumer prices “very stressful” -- and the vast majority of the others were also worried about inflation.

The Census Bureau included a new question about the impact from soaring prices in its regular household poll. The result shows that nearly everyone was at least a little stressed by inflation, and particularly so in fast-growing cities like Miami, where the cost of living has surged.