Doing away with daily expenses like morning coffee and bottled water, Americans are taking all measures to cut back on spending, according to the latest Harris Poll.
- The online poll, which surveyed 2,227 adults in June of this year, found that to save money, 48 percent of Americans are now brown-bagging lunch. This number is up from February, when only 45 percent said they were doing so
- The cutback was consistent across the generations, with more than half of adults aged 18 to 65 saying they brown bag lunch
- In addition to packing lunch from home, 22 percent of respondents say they no longer buy coffee in the morning
- More Americans are also using refillable water bottles instead of buying bottles of water, with 39 percent of respondents now claiming to do so, up from 34 percent in February