Plurality Predict Higher Inflation, Gas Prices Six Months from Now

Plurality Predict Higher Inflation, Gas Prices Six Months from Now


A plurality of Americans predict that inflation will rise and gas prices will be higher six months from now, a poll from The Economist/YouGov found.

A plurality, 46 percent, believe there will be a higher rate of inflation six months from now, compared to 21 percent who said it will be the same. Just 18 percent said it will be lower, and 14 percent remain unsure. 

Democrats have the most positive outlook, as over one-third, 34 percent, believe there will be a lower rate of inflation in six months. However, 51 percent of independents and 64 percent of Republicans believe it will be higher. 

The survey also asked respondents where they believe gas prices will be in six months. A plurality, 37

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