Seventy-one percent (71%) of American adults consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of summer. That perspective is highest in the Northeast (80%) and Midwest (76%), lowest in the West (58%).
A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 39% of Americans will celebrate by hosting or attending a cookout. Twenty percent (20%) will travel out of town with the beach being the top destination.
Americans under 50 were more likely than their elders to both travel and enjoy a cookout (see crosstab results).
Thirteen percent (13%) of all adults expect to attend a Memorial Day parade. The same number will visit a national historic site.
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