38% Plan to Take a Summer Vacation This Year
Summer may be just around the corner, but over half of Americans do not plan on taking any trips this season.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of American Adults plan to take a summer vacation this year, while 54% do not. That’s virtually unchanged from last summer, when 35% planned to take a vacation. (To see question wording, click here.)
Looks like Americans held true to their plans, since 36% say they took a summer vacation last year, while 61% did not. It’s important to note, though, that the questions did not specify what qualifies as a “vacation.”
For the previous two years, 38% of Adults planned to vacation during the summer. In late May 2006, 55% of Americans planned to take a summer vacation.
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 24-25, 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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