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Plans for Winter Vacation Are Up Slightly

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.)

Last year at this time, only 19% planned to take a winter vacation, but that was down from the 27% who planned to do so in January 2007.

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. 

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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.

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