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June 16, 2017

43% of Americans say they can't afford vacations

  • And 41% of those surveyed who work full or part time said they don't get any paid time off from their employers to use for vacation.
  • By BETH J. HARPAZ and EMILY SWANSON
    Associated Press

    Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

    The new AP-NORC survey, conducted in May, said 43 percent of Americans won't be taking a summer vacation. The top reason for skipping a trip was the cost, cited by 49 percent of non-vacationers. Another 11 percent said they can't take the time off from work, while 3 percent said they don't like to be away from work.


     
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