Consumer Inflation Sentiment: Inflation's Long Consumer Spending Shadow

October Inflation Report: A Third of US Consumers Now Struggle to Pay Bills 

Inflation is coming down hard on Americans, with nearly one-third struggling to pay their bills. PYMNTS surveyed 2,467 consumers to find out how inflation has affected their financial outlook, diving into the wage/inflation gap, the rural/urban divide and fears of recession.

Inside the November Report
  • 68%: Share of Gen X consumers who believe the U.S. is likely to enter a recession
  • 45%: Share of Americans who say difficulty paying bills has soured their outlook on the future
  • 88%: Share of rural Americans who have noticed an increase in gas prices