Many Americans eager to get on the road again

New Ipsos poll, provided exclusively to The Points Guy, examines comfort with and intentions to vacation

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  • Matt Carmichael Vice President, Editorial Strategy, North America
  • Mallory Newall Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Sara Machi Research Analyst, Public Affairs
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Washington, DC, September 23, 2020 – An exclusive Ipsos study for the popular travel and credit card blog, the Points Guy (thepointsguy.com) finds Americans are two times more likely to be comfortable driving to a vacation destination now rather than flying or taking a train. While around one in five say they won’t feel comfortable taking a vacation by train or by train until there is a vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus, just 10% feel the same about a driving vacation. Regarding business travel, most predict more “virtual” meetings and less travel.

Click here to read the full analysis on thepointsguy.com.

About the Study

These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between September 14-15, 2020. For this survey, a sample of 1,116 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii was interviewed online in English.

The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel (see link below for more info on “Access Panels and Recruitment”), partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling (see link below for more info on the Ipsos “Ampario Overview” sample method) and does not rely on a population frame in the traditional sense. Ipsos uses fixed sample targets, unique to each study, in drawing a sample. After a sample has been obtained from the Ipsos panel, Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2018 American Community Survey data. The sample drawn for this study reflects fixed sample targets on demographics. Posthoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education.

Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online non-probability polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points for all respondents. Ipsos calculates a design effect (DEFF) for each study based on the variation of the weights, following the formula of Kish (1965). This study had a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,116, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=+/4.8 percentage points).

 

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Matt Carmichael
Vice President, US
Marketing and Communications
+1 312 526-4786
[email protected]

Mallory Newall
Director, US
Public Affairs
+1 202 420-2014
[email protected]

Kate Silverstein
Media Relations Specialist, US
Public Affairs
+1 718 755-8829
[email protected]

 

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The author(s)

  • Matt Carmichael Vice President, Editorial Strategy, North America
  • Mallory Newall Director, US, Public Affairs
  • Sara Machi Research Analyst, Public Affairs

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