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Just 33% Took A Summer Vacation This Year

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Fewer adults took a summer vacation this year, and half of those that did had to cut back for economic reasons.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that just 33% took a summer vacation this year. That’s down from 41% last year and 37% in 2009. Sixty-five percent (65%) of adults say they did not take go on summer vacation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

In a poll taken prior to the summer season, 38% of American Adults planned to take a summer vacation this year, while 54% did not.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) say they took a summer vacation last year, while 58% did not.

Of those who took vacations these past two summers, 51% say current economic conditions forced them to cut back on spending, showing little change from last year. Nearly as many (47%) say the current economy did not force them to cut back on their summer vacation.

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 30-31 2011 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.


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