What could you live without?

By Christy Hendricks

With the downturn in the economy, many people are cutting out luxury items.
A recent study from the Pew Research Center surveyed people about which items they view as necessities.
Some item on the list include a TV, cable or satellite service, microwave, cell phone or an iPod.
Those are all items your might have, but if you had to cut something out to save money what would it be?  We asked some folks in the Heartland and here's what they have to say.

Local Results

Percent of rating ea. item as a necessity
Car 71%
Home air conditioning 64%
Cell phone 57%
Clothes dryer 43%
Home computer 36%
High speed internet 29%
Landline phone 14%
TV set 14%
Dishwasher 7%
Microwave 7%
Cable or satellite TV 0%
Flat screen TV 0%
iPod 0%
Percent of rating ea. item as a necessity
Car 88%
Home air conditioning 54%
Cell phone 49%
Clothes dryer 66%
Home computer 50%
High speed internet 31%
Landline phone 68%
TV set 52%
Dishwasher 21%
Microwave 47%
Cable or satellite TV 23%
Flat screen TV 8%
iPod 4%