A new infographic from the The Atlantic cites a mess of stats that indicate Americans can be described as twitchy, suspicious, admired, filthy, and thrifty, among other adjectives. Just how thrifty are we? In 2009, 42.8% of groceries were sold on promotion, and 2.4 billion coupons were redeemed, up 26% from the year before.
As the magazine’s “State of the Union” display shows, we are thrifty:
We are overextended:
And perhaps by no small coincidence, we are also cranky: