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These are the things I can do without

From Pandagon a Poll (of Americans) about what consumer items people feel are luxuries or necessities.

What's 'necessary'? Some people couldn't get to work without a car. I need a home computer to do my work and my writing. I wouldn't die without it but I couldn't work. I couldn't work in my office in summer without a/c (I used to have to try) because the building is so poorly designed - however work a/c isn't on the list. There are some items I would really miss. I'd miss my washing machine - though I can and do use a laundry service when it breaks. I'd hardly call my TV or audio books a necessity, but I'd really miss them.

So, I thought this would be a good poll. I've distinguished 'necessity' from 'would really miss'.

Poll #1324573 Necessary luxuries

Which are necessary to your life?

Car
0(0.0%)
Washing Machine
4(16.0%)
Dryer
0(0.0%)
Home a/c
1(4.0%)
Microwave
0(0.0%)
TV
0(0.0%)
Car a/c
0(0.0%)
Home computer
4(16.0%)
Mobile phone
0(0.0%)
Dishwasher
0(0.0%)
Cable/Satellite TV
0(0.0%)
High Speed Internet
0(0.0%)
Flat screen TV
0(0.0%)
i-Pod (or equiv.)
0(0.0%)

Which would you really miss?

Car
0(0.0%)
Washing Machine
0(0.0%)
Dryer
0(0.0%)
Home a/c
0(0.0%)
Microwave
0(0.0%)
TV
1(3.0%)
Car a/c
0(0.0%)
Home computer
0(0.0%)
Mobile phone
0(0.0%)
Dishwasher
0(0.0%)
Cable/Satellite TV
0(0.0%)
High speed internet
3(9.1%)
Flat screen TV
0(0.0%)
i-Pod (or equiv)
0(0.0%)

Which have you got but could do without?

Car
0(0.0%)
Washing Machine
0(0.0%)
Dryer
0(0.0%)
Home a/c
0(0.0%)
Microwave
0(0.0%)
TV
1(3.2%)
Car a/c
0(0.0%)
Home computer
0(0.0%)
Mobile phone
0(0.0%)
Dishwasher
0(0.0%)
Cable/Satellite TV
1(3.2%)
High speed internet
0(0.0%)
Flat screen TV
1(3.2%)
i-Pod (or equiv)
1(3.2%)

Which don't you have?

Car
0(0.0%)
Washing Machine
0(0.0%)
Dryer
0(0.0%)
Home a/c
0(0.0%)
Microwave
0(0.0%)
TV
0(0.0%)
Car a/c
0(0.0%)
Home computer
0(0.0%)
Mobile phone
0(0.0%)
Dishwasher
0(0.0%)
Cable/Satellite TV
0(0.0%)
High speed internet
0(0.0%)
Flat screen TV
1(2.9%)
i-Pod (or equiv)
0(0.0%)
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