Adults going out less often, study finds

Adults going out less often, study finds

Even as the economy begins to improve, U.S. adults are still limiting their visits to bars and restaurants, according to new research by The Nielsen Co.

In a May survey of 7,500 consumers of legal drinking age, more than half, or 58 percent, reported patronizing casual restaurants less often than they did before the economic downturn. Sixty-percent said they are going to fine-dining establishments less frequently, according to Nielsen.

Nearly half, or 47 percent, said they go ou

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