Mini Poll: Vacation: Go or Stay?

Do you plan to take a vacation this summer?


Yes:
 63%
Yes, but it will be a staycation:
 10%
No:
 27%

 


Which of the following is the best time for you to get away?


Spring break:
 4%
Summer:
 47%
Off-season:
 49%

 


Will you use up all your work vacation days this year?


Yes:
 26%
Probably not:
 43%
I don't get vacation days at work:
 13%
I am not working:
 18%

 


How do you plan to travel to your summer vacation destination?


Car:
 32%
Plane:
 39%
Bicycle:
 0%
Train:
 3%
Something else:
 1%
Staycation:
 8%
No vacay for me this summer:
 18%

 


Compared to your last vacation, do you plan to spend more money or less money on your summer vacation?


More money:
 16%
Less money:
 33%
About the same:
 33%
No vacay for me this summer:
 18%

 


Does planning for your summer vacation include consideration of promotional discounts, loyalty rewards, or frequent flyer miles?


Yes:
 46%
No:
 54%

 


Which of the following factors is the most important one in where you choose a summer vacation?


Cost of the destination:
 10%
Cost of the travel to get to the destination:
 11%
Availability of a place to stay at the destination:
 16%
Schedules of my family, friends to go with me:
 25%
Weather at the destination:
 7%
Nostalgia. It is where we always go:
 7%
Something else:
 24%

 


Which purely theoretical change would most improve your summer vacation?


No children along:
 8%
No spouse along:
 6%
No in-laws along:
 4%
No cell phone along:
 41%
No diet while away:
 41%

 


When you are away on vacation and you run in to other people from St. Louis, are you glad, disappointed, or generally indifferent?


Glad:
 53%
Disappointed:
 4%
Generally indifferent:
 43%

 


When people you meet on vacation ask you where you are from, do you most usually name your city, your state, or your region?


City, like St. Louis:
 84%
State, like Missouri:
 13%
Region, like the Midwest:
 1%
None of those. I tell a lie, perhaps with an assumed accent:
 1%
None of those. I mention my neighborhood, like Soulard:
 2%

 


Are you ready for swimsuit season?


Yes:
 54%
No:
 26%
I never wear swimsuits:
 20%

 


In which summer movie would you most like to vacation?


Dirty Dancing:
 17%
National Lampoon's Vacation:
 25%
Meatballs:
 4%
On Golden Pond:
 23%
Thelma & Louise:
 6%
Jaws:
 7%
The Endless Summer:
 18%

 


BONUS QUESTION:
With which Republican candidate would you rather spend a summer evening dining on the roof at Vin de Set?


Todd Akin:
 32%
John Brunner:
 15%
Sarah Steelman:
 53%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.