Majority of Americans are opting for cremation over burials

Death isn't an easy topic to talk about but it happens to all of us.

When it does, turns out the majority of Americans now prefer to be cremated, according to a new report from the National Funeral Directors Association

Last year, marked the first year that more than half--50.2 percent to be exact––of Americans, said they'd opt for cremation.

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In 2015, the cremation rate flipped for the first time, 48.5 to 45.4 percent, for burials.

But what's the cause for the change?

The report says number 1 on the list is money, followed by convenience.

Trends in funerals are changing, with one funeral director telling CNN he's seen services in bars and parks.

Culture has some influence too. States like Hawaii and Washington have higher cremation rates.

The report points to educated and less religious people, factors that could contribute to a person's decision, live in those areas

CNN reports there's less than a handful of options: burial, cremation and medical donation.

Whatever you decide, talk about it with your family because you don't want to end up six feet under if you really wanted to rest in a lake upstate.

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