For my 2,500th post at Marler Blog, according to an CBS Poll, most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the food they buy to eat is safe, and while only one in four would give the country a grade of D or F on ensuring the safety of the food supply, few would give the country an A either. But how safe you feel about the food you buy may have something to do with what food you can afford: Americans who earn more are considerably more confident in the safety of the food they buy then are Americans with lower incomes.
Most Americans give the country a passing grade on ensuring the safety of the food supply in the U.S. Three in four give the country at least an average grade of C, while four in 10 give it at least a B – though just 7% would give the country an A. 18% give the country a grade of D and 6% give the country a grade of F.
Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the food they buy is safe to eat. 84% are somewhat confident, including 32% who are very confident. Just 16% say they are not too or not at all confident.