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7/2: Homebound: Majority of Americans Staying Home This Summer

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7/2: Homebound: Majority of Americans Staying Home This Summer

A majority of U.S. residents are planning to stay local this summer.  52% say they do not intend to take a summer vacation this year.  48%, however, are going to get out of town.  When Marist last asked this question in the spring 2009, it was the first time a majority of voters said they were not taking a summer vacation.  51% reported this to be the case while 49% were going to take a trip.

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Who’s more likely to hit the road?  Midwesterners, Americans earning $50,000 or more annually, men, and those 30 to 44 years old are the most likely to take a summer vacation.

Table:  Plan on Taking a Summer Vacation
Table: Summer Vacation History

Marist Poll Methodology

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