Consumption: For More than 8 out of 10 French, Purchasing Power has Fallen

Purchasing power has fallen for 8 out of 10 French

POLL: Only 12% of respondents believe that their purchasing power has increased …

The purchasing power remains a key concern of the French. More than eight in ten French (81%) feel that their purchasing power has dropped in recent years, according to an Ipsos Sopra Steria poll released Thursday.

Respondents are 12% believe that their purchasing power has increased 7% think it remained stable, according to the poll for Radio France and France Televisions.

Few French manage to save

When they do their food shopping, the French are more than a third (37%) to be careful what they spend nearly five euros or less, 36% to calculate ten euros and almost 27% to 50 euros or nearly so do not really count.

Only a third (35%) say succeed to put money aside at the end of the month.

Among the main candidates for the presidential election, Jean-Luc Mélenchon is he who is the most trusted to make proposals purchasing power in terms of (43%), ahead of Emmanuel Macron(38%), Benoît Hamon (34% ), Le Pen (28%) and François Fillon (20%).


* Survey conducted by internet of March 25 to 27 among a sample of 1,005 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, by the quota method.

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