51.3% of the South won’t change Christmas travel plans due to Coronavirus

Christmas Tree 2020

A survey we conducted using Google Consumer Survey platform with data from 500 US based respondents shows that 44.6% of people across the USA said No they won’t change their Christmas travel plans due to Coronavirus. But we didn’t have enough survey respondents to ensure a statically significant answer for all the regions in the USA just the Southern states

The survey was started on the 23rd November 2020 and finished on the 27th November 2020 with our analysis was done on 378 weighted responses. This follows on from our previous survey on Thanksgiving Day travel plans where 45.3% said their travel plans had changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

It seems based on earlier smaller surveys run last week the amount of people listening to CDC guidelines not to travel during Thanksgiving has increased. But this recent survey shows our survey data is still too close to call a winner across all segments and regions in the USA but we do have a statistically significant winner in the Southern states of the USA where 51.3% said they would NOT change their travel plans due to Coronavirus pandemic.

Data not statically significant

Gender Breakdown

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Age Breakdown

While it visually appears that No is much more likely in age brackets 18-24, 25-35 and 35-44 the data states that it’s too close to call and we don’t have statistically significant data to confirm this.

Survey question responses, by age

Region Breakdown

Southern USA – 51.3% said their Christmas plans had not changed due to Coronavirus, the data from the survey is statistically significant.

Western USA – Appears to be No but our survey data said it was too close to call a statistically significant answer.

Midwest USA – Just appears to be No by 0.2% but our survey data said it was too close to call a statistically significant answer.

Northeastern USA – Appears to be No but our survey data said it was too close to call a statistically significant answer.

You are welcome to view our raw data and survey results here on Google Data Studio. It appears that 500 respondents wasn’t a big enough sample size across 4 potential responses (Yes/No/Not Sure/Maybe) for all the ways the data was spliced by age and gender except for some geographic regions.

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David Iwanow

I have been travelling around the world since I was young and travel is in my blood. I've travelled to almost 40 countries around the world and can now be found based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I've visited over 6283 places with 12,449 checkins on Foursquare/Swarm and I'm a level 9 Google Local Guide with 497 reviews and having posted 9,133 photos which have been viewed 59 million times.