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Harris Poll: Ranks of RV Buyers Declined Since May

September 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The percentage of people who will likely buy a new RV or boat in the n How To Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back ext six months has declined to 4%, compared to 5% in May who said they would, according to the latest Harris Poll.

The poll of 2,334 adults were surveyed online between Sept. 8 and 15 by Harris Interactive, according to a news release.

While economists are saying the economic tide is turning, people are still not willing to open their wallets and spend money. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say they will decrease spending on eating out at restaurants and reduce spending on entertainment (67%), almost the same number who said so in May (66% and 64% respectively).

Half of Americans (50%) say they will be saving or investing more money in the next six months, slightly down from 53% who said so in May of this year. In terms of general spending, just one-quarter of U.S. adults (25%) say they anticipate having more money to spend the way they want, again unchanged from the beginning of summer in May when 26% said so.

In May, as people were planning their summer vacations over one-third of Americans (36%) said they would be taking a vacation away from home lasting longer than a week in the next six month. The end of summer tends to mean less travel and now only 28% of Americans say it is likely they will take a week-long vacation in the next six months.

Almost unchanged from May, one in five Americans (19%) say they will be likely to buy a new computer in the next six months compared to 21% at the beginning of the summer. Also unchanged is that 7% of Americans would be starting a new business in the next six months compared to 8% who said so in May.

Besides the economy heating up, there is also talk of the residential housing market starting to see some rebound. However, just 14% of Americans say they are likely to move to a different residence and less than one in ten (8%) say they will be likely to purchase a house or condo in the next six months. In May, one in five U.S. adults (19%) said they were likely to move in the next six months and 9% were likely to purchase a house or condo.

Looking at bigger ticket items, people are still not quite ready for these types of purchases. Just one in 10 Americans (10%) say they are going to buy or lease a newly manufactured car, truck or van in the next six months, almost the same as in May, when 12% said the same.

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