This post was edited by ttt222 at 2011-12-9 21:25|
A growing proportion of Americans are choosing cremation to save money during the economic downturn.
All but taboo in the US 50 years ago, cremation is now chosen over burial for 41% of American deaths, according to the Cremation Association of North America. Economics is clearly one of the factors driving the boom.
A survey conducted by the Funeral and Memorial Information Council last year found that 1/3 of those who chose cremation said cost was a primary factor.