A few days ago, I asked you how much you spent on Valentine’s Day. With 1,031 responses, here’s the analysis:
Survey Results: Valentine’s Day Spending
- 1,031 respondents were surveyed from http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com about how much they spent on Valentine’s Day 2008
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- 77% of respondents spent money on Valentine’s Day this year
- Men are more likely to spend money on Valentine’s Day then women (79% versus 71%)
- Men also spent more ($112 versus $66)
- Boyfriends and girlfriends spent more than husbands and wives
- Respondents spent $119 on their boyfriends or girlfriends, but only $94 on their husbands or wives
Who spent money on Valentine’s Day 2008?
- Men are most likely to spend money on Valentine’s day
- 29% of women didn’t spend any money on Valentine’s Day, compared to only 21% of men
- Younger people are more likely to opt out
- 24% of people under 30 didn’t spend any money on Valentine’s Day, but only 15% people over 45 resisted the urge to participate monetarily
- Valentine’s Day is a luxury for lower-income earners
- 30% of people earning less than $30,000/yr didn’t spend money on Valentine’s Day, but only 20% of people earning $75,000/yr or more kept their money in their pockets
See my other survey results about money here.
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