Poll finds Americans draw the line at five days of mail per week

    How often do you think you should receive mail? Five days a week? Three? One?

    These are questions the U.S. Postal Service is asking Americans as it looks at ways to balance cost with demand. A poll by 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair finds 68 percent of Americans would be OK with mail delivery five days a week. But that’s about as much as we’re willing to give.

    USPS will handle 167 billion pieces of mail this year, Politico reports, down 22 percent from five years ago. That means layoffs will be necessary.

    The poll finds Americans get more antsy at the thought of less mail; 21 percent say they’d be OK with service three days a week (part of USPS’s long-term plan), and just 5 percent would be happy with a weekly delivery.

    Feed the Feed: How often do you want to receive mail? Would less frequent delivery affect your personal life or business?

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