Inflation is at record levels. Although the federal government is countering this with relief, many citizens are still rethinking their consumer behavior and saving wherever possible. This shows a survey by the company Civey on behalf of FOCUS Online.

The Bundestag has passed a relief package to mitigate the consequences of rising inflation for citizens. A reduction in the energy tax on fuel, a one-time 300-euro energy flat rate, a 9-euro ticket for local and regional public transport, plus a one-off child benefit bonus of 100 euros – all of this should help.

Despite all this, many citizens are increasingly restricting themselves and trying to save money in various places.

In a Civey survey for FOCUS Online, respondents indicated what they are doing to deal with rampant inflation. Above all, they are willing to adjust their shopping and consumer behavior. Overall, more than two-thirds (70 percent) change their behavior because of the high prices.

30 percent of all respondents stated that they are not changing their behavior because of inflation. In general, women are more willing to change their behavior than men. 64 percent of men and 75 percent of women are changing their consumer behavior because of the price madness.

Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 in particular are not willing to change their behavior: 45 percent of the age group have no desire to save. In contrast, only 24 percent of 30 to 39-year-olds maintain their purchasing behavior. 29 percent of 40 to 49 year olds and 28 percent of 50 to 64 year olds are of the opinion that inflation will not change their behavior.

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This number is rising again among seniors: 31 percent do not change the way they shop.

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