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July 10, 2000

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Americans love mail

Americans' infatuation with receiving mail apparently is stronger than their love of television, talking on the phone and even reading the newspaper, a nationwide survey found.

Respondents from 509 U.S. households said the only thing they anticipate more than (non-junk) mail is seeing their significant other, according to the survey, which was commissioned by Pitney Bowes Inc. of Stamford, Conn., the largest maker of postage meters.

The survey also found that Americans have more confidence in the U.S. Postal Service than they do in other civic and private institutions. Sixty-six percent of respondents said they have a "great deal" of trust in the postal service, compared with 46 percent for the police department, 38 percent for the school system and 26 percent for the local media.

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