Awe-inspiring firework displays, parades, cookouts, beach trips—these are all treasured Fourth of July celebrations that were significantly restrained last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as more Americans are becoming fully vaccinated and states are loosening public health restrictions, will this Fourth of July be better? Two new surveys of US adults aimed to find out.
The first was a nationally representative survey of approximatively 650 adults between June 7, 2021 and June 11, 2021, conducted by WalletHub. The second survey was conducted by The Vacationer between June 1, 2021 and June 2, 2021, and included 531 US adults aged ≥18 years. Find out the results for each survey in the slides below.
WalletHub Survey Results
Approximately 106 million Americans report feeling more free this Fourth of July vs 2020.
62% of Americans DO NOT think that local governments should use taxpayer dollars for fireworks displays this year.
64% of Americans feel financially independent this Fourth of July.
36% of Americans are spending more money this Fourth of July vs 2020.
37% more Americans said they plan to travel this Fourth of July compared to last year.
Vacationer Survey Results
51% of US adults plan to travel for Fourth of July this year, nearly double the amount that traveled for Memorial Day (27.17%).
The majority of respondents (73.4%) plan to take part in BBQs or cookouts this Fourth of July. Other popular activities among respondents include watching fireworks, going to the beach or lake, and attending a parade.
2 out of every 3 respondents still rated COVID-19 as “slightly a concern” or “a big concern” when planning for Fourth of July.