Gas Prices Ruin Vacation Plans, Poll Finds

Gas prices have hit record highs every day this month, and Americans are feeling the pain.


Rasmussen Reports released new polling data showing many Americans are cancelling or changing their summer vacation plans because of higher gas prices.

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The poll found that 82% of those surveyed “say rising gas prices are a serious problem, including 60% who say higher gas prices are a very serious problem.”

“As the average price of a gallon of gasoline nears $5, most Americans say the high cost has altered their summer vacation plans,” Rasmussen said.

Other surveys have found Americans are adjusting their spending habits, driving less, and pulling their kids out of summer camps this year.

Rasmussen’s poll found only about a third of Americans have not had their plans affected by gas prices.

“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults say the rising price of gasoline has affected their vacation plans for this summer,” Rasmussen said. “Thirty-six percent (36%) say their vacation plans have not been affected by high gas prices.”

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