Household spending cutbacks: What’s the first to go?

By Reuters Staff
June 2, 2009

An Ipsos/Reuters poll of 23 countries found that cuts in household spending have remained constant during the past six months with entertainment, vacations and luxury items the first to go for nearly three quarters of families, followed by clothing, energy consumption and gasoline/driving.

The 23 countries polled,  including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Britain, Sweden, China and Japan, make up 75 percent of the world’s gross domestic product.

Where are you cutting back on spending?

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