Saturday, November 27, 2010
The holiday season is upon us, and Americans are off to races when it comes to shopping. But even as many will be watching their own spending, another opportunity to say something about how the government spends our money is on the horizon.
A sizable number of Americans had begun their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving, but only a comparative handful were completely done already. We’ll be checking to see how those numbers moved after Black Friday’s spending spree.
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Americans plan to spend less than they did a year ago. While bleak, that’s an improvement from 71% a year ago. More also are choosing to avoid the crowds by shopping for gifts online.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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