May 21, 2009
5/21: Big Apple: Big Fun?
Think summer. Think vacation. Think closer to home? A plurality of Americans — 46% — view New York City as an excellent or good place to visit or vacation. But, call them biased, the numbers are bolstered by Northeasterners. 63% of Americans who live in the region see the Big Apple as a potential vacation destination.
Nationwide, a majority of parents consider New York City to be on the list of places to visit. 51% of parents are intrigued by the sights of the city compared with 46% of Americans as a whole.
It’s also for the young at heart and those with a bit more cash to spend. A majority of Americans younger than forty-five years old — 56% — say New York would be a nice place to visit. 53% of residents who earn fifty thousand dollars or more a year share this view. However, only 39% of those forty-five or older and 43% of those earning less than fifty thousand dollars annually agree.
Table: New York City As a Vacation Destination
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