Gallup: Spending Up Across America in March

April 6, 2012 Updated Apr 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM EDT

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Gallup: Spending Up Across America in March

April 6, 2012 Updated Apr 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM EDT

If you're out buying Easter gifts this weekend, you may be part of a growing spending trend. According to a new Gallup Poll says spending across the U.S.  made a big jump in March.

According to the Gallup poll, Americans said they spent an average of $74 a day in stores, restaurants, gas stations and online. That's up from $63 in February of this year, and $64 from a year ago.

Read the Gallup story HERE.