July 2, 2010
7/2: 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