How much does the cost of gasoline affect your spending habits?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 26, 2005
“A lot. I live in Topeka and my family is all spread out, so we don’t get to see each other as much. I also eat out a lot less and buy less clothing.”
“Now that I’m spending more for gas, I’m spending less on other things I need for my car. I also buy a lot less of the accessories that they have on display at convenience stores.”
“I don’t eat out as often. I don’t rent as many movies or go clubbing as often either.”
“I would say somewhat, but minimally. It probably did initially more than it does now that it has come down a little bit.”