Jerusalem…The Histadrut Trade Federation’s Consumer Authority has found that people are buying less but spending more wisely. 56.3 percent of the consumers who were polled said they have had to scale back. The Geocartography Institute survey for the Consumer Authority polled 500 adults and over half said they are spending less on food and cell phone use but are trying not to cut back on healthcare and their children’s’ education. The survey also found that most of the sacrifices were in the realm of non-essentials. 67 percent said they are eating out less.
March 16, 2009