Mini Poll Results

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis?

Do you plan to take a vacation this summer?
  • 71%
  • 12%
    Yes, but it will be a "stay-cation"
  • 17%
Which of the following is the best time for you to get away?
  • 5%
    Spring break
  • 48%
  • 47%
Will you use all of your work vacation days this year?
  • 31%
  • 35%
    Probably not
  • 12%
    I don't get vacation days at work
  • 23%
    I am not working
Compared to your last vacation, do you plan to spend more money or less money on your summer vacation?
  • 25%
    More money
  • 31%
    Less money
  • 31%
    About the same
  • 13%
    No vacay for me this summer
Which of the following factors is the most important one in where you choose a summer vacation?
  • 15%
    Cost of the destination
  • 14%
    Cost of the travel to get to the destination
  • 4%
    Availability of a place to stay at the destination
  • 25%
    Schedules of my family/friends who go with me
  • 12%
    Weather at the destination
  • 6%
    Nostalgia: It is where we always go
  • 23%
    Something else
Which purely theoretical change would most improve your summer vacation?
  • 16%
    No children along
  • 2%
    No spouse along
  • 6%
    No in-laws along
  • 35%
    No cell phone along
  • 41%
    No diet while away
When you are away on vacation and you run in to other people from St. Louis, are you glad, disappointed, or generally indifferent?
  • 67%
  • 2%
  • 31%
    Generally indifferent
When people you meet on vacation ask you where you are from, do you most usually name your city, your state, or your region?
  • 95%
    City, like St. Louis
  • 3%
    State, like Missouri
  • 0%
    Region, like the Midwest
  • 1%
    None of those: I tell a lie, perhaps with an assumed French accent
  • 1%
    None of those: I mention my neighborhood, like Soulard
If you weren’t from St. Louis, would you want to come here for vacation?
  • 72%
  • 28%