For Most, Summer Begins on Memorial Day, But Far Fewer Plan to Travel
Most Americans agree that Memorial Day – celebrated today – is the unofficial beginning of summer, but the number of those who plan a summer vacation this year has plummeted.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults took a summer vacation last year, but just 26% - a new low - plan to do so this summer. The latter finding never fell below the mid-30s even in the years immediately following the Wall Street meltdown in 2008. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted May 20-21, 2020 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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