Editors Note

How Gas Prices Affect Shopping Habits


Oct Apr +/-
Eat out less often 38% 53% +15
Carpool or find
alternative means
of transportation
10% 15% +5
Delay purchase
of new home
5% 10% +5
Less shopping
of non-essential
retail items
42% 65% +23
Purchase fewer media
entertainment items
33% 48% +15
Will not change any
spending habits
43% 22% -21

Source: Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research Gas Prices and Shopping Habits - Trending Over Time

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