Survey: Over 55% of Americans to travel for July 4

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – The Vacationer has conducted a survey to find out how many Americans will be traveling for the Fourth of July or 4th of July weekend this year. The survey included 1,030 US adults over the age of 18 and was conducted online using SurveyMonkey’s interface and audience on behalf of the vacationer.

A total of 1,030 Americans over the age of 18 were surveyed on May 1. Of those surveyed, 46.21% were male and 53.79% were female, according to the Vacationer.

Key statistics:

  • More than 55% (143 million American adults) plan to travel for the 4th of July or the 4th of July weekend.
  • More than 50% say high gas prices are affecting their 4th of July or 4th of July weekend travel plans. 36.99% say because they want to drive, while 13.40% say because they want to fly.
  • Nearly 43% say their main means of transport will be the car. More than 9% say they will fly, while the remaining 3.69% will take public transport.
  • Over 25% intend to travel more than 100 miles from home. In addition, 3.98% intend to travel more than 800 km from their home.
  • More than 41% said a barbecue or barbecue is the 4th of July activity they are most likely to attend. In second place, fireworks were chosen by 30% of people.

According to the Vacationer, this survey has a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ±3.116%. The questions were chosen and the results were analyzed by Eric Jones, professor of mathematics and statistics at Rowan College South Jersey.

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