The results of a recent poll suggests that while Americans have cut back on their spending, they are seeking more experiences.

The results of a New York Times/CBS News poll suggests that while Americans have cut back on their spending, they are seeking more experiences. Respondents to the survey said that they are spending additional time with family and friends, gardening, cooking, reading, watching television and engaging in other hobbies. These findings match recent box-office takings: the movie industry experienced one of its best weekends over the Holidays 09 period. Experiences are worth more than things apparently, the NY Times reports:

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