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Poll: Just 12% Prefer Winter Vacations

Whether it’s skiing on the snowy mountains or ice skating in Rockefeller Center, a vacation can be a royal getaway for those who crave the cold. Winter, however, is not the favorite vacation time among Americans. A recent Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 Adults shows 65% will not take a vacation this winter, compared to 27% who say they will. When asked their favorite time to getaway, 40% of adults say summer is the ultimate time to take a trip. Spring and fall tie for second at 16%, while the frigid winter months come in last at 12%. Winter sports are for the young. Men under 40 enjoy winter sports such as downhill and cross country skiing and snowboarding more than older men.

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This national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports January 14-15, 2007. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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