"I got rid of cable. I buy generic cigarettes. I cut back on playing the lottery. ... I don't have any entertainment expenses."
"I have cut back on grocery shopping, medications and home renovation. ... I haven't been going to the doctor's. It's especially hard for people on disability and senior citizens."
"I watch my pennies. I use coupons. If I don't have a coupon, I don't buy it."
"Pretty much holding back on buying new clothes and school supplies."
"I have cut back on leisure and recreation. I got rid of the storage units. I got rid of the massage therapist. I am doing less grocery shopping."
"We cut back on luxuries like eating out, haircuts and getting my hair dyed at the salon. I do it myself now. I have looked at my bills to see if I could do better at different companies. I canceled my gym membership."
"I hope my appliances last forever."
"I've cut back everywhere I can. I don't even tip."
METHODOLOGY – This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone March 26-29, 2009, among a random national sample of 1,000 adults including both landline and cell-phone-only respondents. Results for the full sample have a 3-point error margin; click here for a detailed description of sampling error. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.