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Cookouts Top Summer Activity

Gathering around the grill for a cookout or barbeque was the most popular activity in the summer of 2006. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of American adults say they enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, and other classic summer meals.

In a summer that 57% rated good or great, quiet time was also high on the list of favorite summer activities. Seventy-four percent (74%) spent at least part of the summer reading a book and 63% played cards or board games to pass the time.

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