ILLUSTRATION - Zum Themendienst-Bericht vom 1. August 2022: Sparen wir schon genug oder ist da noch was drin? Foto: Christin Klose/dpa-tmn - Honorarfrei nur für Bezieher des dpa-Themendienstes +++ dpa-Themendienst +++

A clear majority of consumers in Germany save on energy and their daily shopping. Seven out of ten respondents (70 percent) state that they are already using less energy in order to reduce costs, according to a survey by Infratest dimap for the ARD Germany trend.

In April of this year it was still 64 percent.

The survey distinguishes between financially strong and financially weak households. Around two thirds (66 percent) of those surveyed with a rather low income (household income up to 1500 euros per month) say they shop less in everyday life.

Only about half of those surveyed with middle incomes (household income 1,500 to 3,500 euros per month) do this.