The economic doldrums left many Americans pinching pennies on vacation this summer — if they took a break at all.
Fewer Americans took a summer vacation this year than in the past two years, and the weak economy forced even many who did take a vacation to cut back on spending.
About one-third of American adults took a summer vacation this year, according to a poll conducted in late August by Rasmussen Reports. That’s down from 41 percent last year and 37 percent in 2009.
About half the people who did take a vacation this year and last year said the weak economy forced them to cut back on spending.
The results were based on a survey of 1,000 Americans conducted Aug. 30 and 31.