Re: Casual Fridays: We believe we’re the thriftiest people we know


 

I am a very cheap person. I guess the correct term is thrifty but still means cheap. I find researches like this interesting because they make little sense to me.

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Sep 7, 2009 (23 hours ago)from Cognitive Daily

Last week we asked readers how far they’d go to save a little money. Would you wash and re-use disposable plastic silverware? Get a “Doggie Bag” for your restaurant leftovers? Over 5,000 people responded to our Casual Fridays thriftfest last week — the most popular Casual Friday ever, thanks to a link from Consumerist.com.

In fact, I was a little concerned that the large response from an external site would skew our results, but I couldn’t find much indication of that — we had over 600 responses before the link appeared on The Consumerist, and responses didn’t change significantly afterwards.

So how thrifty are we? This chart offers a general summary of the results:

 

While most respondents are quite likely to get a doggy bag or re-use the back side of printed paper, for the other questions, respondents were more divided. People are about equally divided between soap-melders (who mush the old bar of soap together with the new ones) and soap-purists, who keep their new bars of soap pristine. Most people are unlikely to re-use old zipper bags or plastic silverware, but many are willing to re-use plastic containers like margarine tubs from the grocery store.

Read http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/2009/09/casual_fridays_we_believe_were.php

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