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    Places    Destinations, travel, tourism           See also: Transportation


Polls listed chronologically. Data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older.

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AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. Aug. 11-16, 2010. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 4.5.

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"How confident are you that the beaches in the areas in the Gulf that were affected by the oil spill are safe for swimming . . . ?"

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Extremely
confident
Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not confident
at all
% % % % %

8/11-16/10

4 9 30 26 29

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Dec. 11-13, 2009. N=1,025 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

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"Now I'd like to ask you about your travel plans for all of 2010 compared to all of 2009. Do you think you will spend more, less, or about the same on [see below] next year as you did this year?"

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More About the
same
Less Unsure

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% % % %

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"Vacations"

12/11-13/09

22 50 27 2

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"Airline flights"

12/11-13/09

16 49 29 5

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"Hotel stays"

12/11-13/09

16 51 30 3

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NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). July 27-30, 2007. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"As you may know, China will be hosting the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. How interested would you say that you are in personally visiting China: very interested, fairly interested, not that interested, or not interested at all?"

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Very
interested
Fairly
interested
Not that
interested
Not at all
interested
Unsure
% % % % %

7/27-30/07

15 17 14 53 1

 

Gallup Poll. May 22-24, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide, randomly drawn from Gallup's household panel, which was originally recruited through random selection methods.

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"If money were no object, where would you go on your dream vacation?" Open-ended

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  Top
responses
  %
Hawaii 17
Europe 11
Australia 6
Italy 5
Alaska/Alaskan cruise 4
California 2
Florida 2
Greece 2
London/England 2
Ireland 2
Fiji 2
Bahamas 2

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 11-14, 2004. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide. MoE 5.

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"Now thinking about some large cities, both those you have visited and those you have never visited, from what you know and have read, do you consider each of the following cities to be safe to live in or visit, or not? How about [see below]?"

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Safe
%
Minneapolis 78
Seattle 75
Dallas 70
Boston 68
Houston 67
San Francisco 61
Atlanta 58
Chicago 53
Philadelphia 49
New York 44
Miami 40
Los Angeles 38
Washington, D.C. 37
Detroit 33

 

The Harris Poll. July 18-22, 2002. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"If you could live in or near any city in the country, except the one you live in or nearest to now, what city would you choose?"

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Top Responses, Ranked
   

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

  New York

1

1

1 1

2

  San Francisco

2

2 tie

6 tie 3

1

  Seattle

3

4

3 2

4

  Orlando

4

12

10 tie 8

9 tie

  Atlanta

5

9

2 4

3

  Denver

6 tie

5 tie

4 6

5 tie

  Chicago

6 tie

7 tie

6 tie 5

12 tie

  San Diego

8

2 tie

5 9

7 tie

  Dallas

9

-

- -

11

  Los Angeles

10

11

12 tie 13 tie

14


 

The Harris Poll. July 18-22, 2002. N=1,022 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"If you could live in any state in the country, except the state you live in now, what state would you choose to live in?"

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Top Responses, Ranked
2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
California 1 2 5 2 3
Florida 2 1 1 1 1
Hawaii 3 3 7 9 tie 7 tie
Colorado 4 4 2 3 2
North Carolina 5 7 3 4 4
Arizona 6 6 4 6 5
Tennessee 7 10 15 13 6
New York 8 8 10 tie * 15 tie
Washington 9 5 6 8 12
Oregon 10 9 14 15 9
Montana 11 11 10 tie 7 *
Virginia 12 tie 14 tie 8 tie 9 tie 11
Alaska 12 tie 14 tie 13 9 tie 15 tie
Texas 14 12 10 tie 5 7 tie
Georgia 15 13 8 tie 12 14

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* Not in top 15


 

The Harris Poll. July 18-22, 2002. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"If you could spend a vacation in any country in the world, outside the United States, and you would not have to worry about the cost, what one country would you choose?"

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Top Responses, Ranked

   

2002

2001

2000

1999

  Australia 1 1 1 1
  Great Britain (England, Scotland, or Wales) 2 3 4 2
  Italy 3 2 2 4
  Canada 4 9 7 6
  Ireland 5 6 5 7
  France 6 4 3 5
  Germany 7 5 6 3
  Switzerland 8 8 8 tie 9 tie
  Jamaica 9 tie 7 10 8
  Barbados 9 tie * * *
  Spain 11 12 tie 11 12
  Mexico 12 12 tie 8 tie 9 tie
  New Zealand 13 14 tie 14 tie 13 tie
  Greece 14 tie 14 tie 14 tie 11
  Brazil 14 tie * * *

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* Not in top 15


 

Gallup Poll. May 20-22, 2002. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Now, thinking more generally about vacations: Suppose you could go to any of the 50 states in the U.S. In which state would you especially like to take a vacation?"

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    5/02 7/99    
    % %    
  Hawaii 16 17    
  Florida 15 10    
  California 11 12    
  Alaska 7 10    
  Colorado 5 7    
  Arizona 4 3    
  New York 4 2    
  Texas 3 1    
  Washington 2 4    
  Montana 2 3    
  Nevada 2 2    
  Maine 2 4    
  Massachusetts 2 1    
  South Carolina 2 1    
  Other 17 16    
  None 2 1    
  No opinion 4 3    

 


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