The price of a first-class postage stamp will rise from 46 cents to 49 cents on Sunday to help the U.S. Postal Service fight its continuing budget losses, but a sizable number of Americans say the price hike is likely to reduce their use of the post office. Forty-three percent (43%) of American Adults believe the cost of postal stamps is too high, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just as many (44%) think the price of stamps is about right, while seven percent (7%) say it is too low.
If they sampled a thousand people, I wonder how many were under the age of, oh, fifty-five? Because who, from GenX on down, still sends snail-mail?
I haven’t sent an actual letter in years. I did send out a couple of Christmas cards, but only to folks my own age who expect that sort of thing. Everybody younger got their cards via email.