results show that while most Americans haven't changed their
vacation plans because of rising gas prices, a substantial
proportion , 30%, have been compelled to alter vacation
63 percent of families who are changing plans because of the
run-up in gas prices say they will be staying closer to home. 26
percent say they have postponed or shortened their vacations
this year, and about the same number say they are canceling
vacation plans because of high gas prices. The survey covers
5,000 U.S. households and was conducted for The Conference Board
by TNS in July, before news reports announced an alleged plot to
blow up aircraft en route to the U.S. from London.
When asked if higher gas prices have affected their commute to
work, nearly one-fifth said yes. Among those who have changed
their commuting routines, 20 percent said they are doing more
work from home, another 16 percent said they are car-pooling,
and 10 percent are using public transportation.