Thursday, January 06, 2011
Looks like a few more Americans will be taking a vacation this winter.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 21% of Adults have taken or plan to take a winter vacation this year, while 74% will not be vacationing this season. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
But then adults continue to see winter as their least favorite time to take a vacation. Just 14% say it is their favorite time to take a vacation, followed closely by spring (15%) and fall (16%). A plurality (45%) says the summer is their favorite time to take a trip, while 10% do not have a seasonal preference. This has changed little over the past three years.
The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 30, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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