Percentage of Americans who say they had enough money to buy food at any time in last 12 months rose to 81.2% in March, up from three-year low of 79.8% in October, according to poll

LOS ANGELES , April 24, 2012 () – The percentage of Americans who said they had enough money to buy food at any time in the last 12 months rose to 81.2% in March, Gallup reported April 24.

That’s up from the three-year low of 79.8% in October, according to the Gallup poll.

Despite this positive trend, the poll showed that Americans' access to basic life necessities still had not risen to pre-financial crisis levels. More Americans are still struggling to pay for things like food, shelter and healthcare than in early 2008, according to the poll.

The primary source of this article is Gallup, Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2012.

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