Results for - Are you experienced?

1,997 voters participated in this survey

1. When it comes to discretionary spending, do you tend to spend more on tangible items or experiences?

Tangible goods (books, clothing, cable TV, toys, etc)
46%
918 votes
Experiences (theme parks, museums, local attractions, travel, etc)
11%
210 votes
Fairly equal split
24%
489 votes
NA
19%
370 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
10 votes

2. Having noticed my spending is heavily slanted toward "things" for myself or (most commonly) others, my husband wants us to take a year-long "no shopping" pledge and focus on experiences instead. Have you or someone you know ever taken a shopping break of any significant amount of time?

Yes
22%
440 votes
No
50%
995 votes
Undecided
12%
233 votes
Not Applicable
16%
329 votes

3. My husband doesn't enjoy shopping nearly as much nor have as much personal discretionary spending I do, making this a fairly one-sided challenge in my view. Do you feel he should have to adjust another area of his life he values rather than take the same pledge of 'no shopping for a year'?

Yes - if the idea is changing habits and sacrifice, then he needs to pick a habit of his that needs changing and make that sacrifice
25%
497 votes
No - the idea is to reevaluate that aspect of your lives regardless of who spends more or what each of you spends your money on
20%
407 votes
Depends - trying to trick him into shopping for you is cheating, so it depends on why you want him to not take the shopping pledge with you
11%
219 votes
Undecided
21%
419 votes
NA
22%
443 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
12 votes

4. In all honesty, I think the idea of a year of experiences rather than shopping sounds very challenging for me, but also very exciting. Do you think I should take the pledge "as is" (we both give up unnecessary shopping for one year)?

Yes
37%
739 votes
No
15%
292 votes
Undecided
30%
606 votes
Not Applicable
18%
360 votes

5. If someone very close to you in your life were to ask you to quit shopping, cut the cable cord, give up video gaming subscriptions and focus on real world experiences for a year, would you do it?

Yes
26%
529 votes
No
26%
520 votes
Undecided
29%
581 votes
Not Applicable
18%
367 votes

6. Finally, do you own the Jimi Hendrix album "Are You Experienced"?

Yes
12%
249 votes
No
88%
1,748 votes
12/04/2015 Living 1997 48 By: Asdisir

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