1 in 3 Brazilians Don’t Have Enough Food: Poll

One in three Brazilians report that the amount of food at home in recent months has not been enough to feed their family, according to a study released today by the pollster Datafolha.

According to the survey, the percentage of voters with insufficient food at home jumped from 26 percent in May 2021 to 33 percent in July 2022.  55 percent responded that they did have enough food at home, down from 62 percent in May 2021.

The percentage of those who do not have enough food is higher among women (37 percent) and Afro-Brazilians (40 percent), and in the Northeast (42 percent). 

The survey also inquired about the electoral preferences of those participating: Among those who declare that they intend to vote for Lula, 45 percent have insufficient food at home, a figure that drops to 32 percent for supporters of Ciro Gomes and to 12 percent among those who support Jair Bolsonaro.

President of the Workers’ Party, Gleisi Hoffman, responded to the news, stating, “…leftover cuts of meat is what is on the table of 20% of Brazilians. In addition, one in three people does not have enough food to feed their family. Brazil had left the Hunger Map, Bolsonaro put us back there again, but we’ll leave again with Lula with dignity for the people.”

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