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


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.



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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  1. Phil

    April 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Sometimes it’s good to stay home. In these economic times, it ‘s better to save money.

  2. bicycle gourmet

    July 21, 2011 at 4:51 AM

    While these facts do have a certain relevancy, as we all know, the determining factor in any travel equation, money notwithstanding, is something no one can control or predict with accuracy – THE WEATHER!

    Happy Holidays! (wherever you take them)


    November 2, 2010 at 1:36 AM

    Its nice information, maybe paople didn’t want spend their time and money and it could be they will spent their time with family at home

  4. israel travel

    July 5, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Money is certainly tighter for travelers this year. Gas prices are now are near record highs — averaging $3.32 per gallon compared with $2.59 this time last year — and analysts expect prices could jump another 75 cents a gallon over the next two months. And the dollar is struggling against the euro, valued at almost $1.60 now compared with $1.33 this time last year.

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