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North Shore residents split on inflation's impacts: poll

Only 4.65 per cent say they haven't noticed prices changing
food inflation
The price of produce helped pull Canada's consumer price index to its highest growth in 30 years, according to the Bank of Canada.

Whether it's in the produce aisle or at the pump, you've probably experienced a bit of sticker shock lately.

According to the Bank of Canada, the consumer price index rose by 4.8 per cent in December, the highest rate in 30 years.

North Shore residents are split down the middle on whether the price pinch is swaying their buying decisions in the store.

The North Shore News polled 1,079 readers and asked the question: How is inflation impacting your shopping habits?

The poll ran from Jan. 20 to  Feb. 7. Of the 1,079 votes, we can determine that 430 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

I have noticed prices going up but I still buy the things that I want 47.44 % local, 41.98 % total    
I am buying fewer things or seeking out cheaper options 47.91 % local, 53.29 % total    
I have not noticed much of a difference in prices 4.65 % local, 4.73 % total    
  Local   Total

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.98%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.

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