Americans say mom and dad should take a solo trip

Jamie BallardData Journalist
July 25, 2018, 3:30 PM GMT+0

About one in five (23%) Americans said that parents should “regularly” go on trips without the kids in tow

July and August are two of the most popular travel months of 2018, according to data from YouGov Profiles. Twelve percent of Americans say their primary vacation for 2018 is in July; 9% say it will be in August. Among parents of children under 18, these numbers are even higher: 17% of parents say their main 2018 vacation is in July and 11% say it’s in August.

Many of these parents are probably loading the kids in the car for a vacation to a family-friendly place before the school year starts again. But new data from YouGov shows that three-quarters (77%) of Americans think maybe Mom and Dad should take a solo trip.

Over half of Americans said that parents of young children should travel without their kids “only on special occasions,” while one in five (23%) said that parents should “regularly” go on trips without the kids in tow.

Only 18% of people aged 55 and up said parents should “regularly” travel without their young children, but a large percentage (61%) said they should travel alone for “special occasions.” Interestingly, people between the ages of 18 and 24 were slightly more likely than people in other age groups to say that parents should “never” travel without the kids: 15% chose this answer.

Learn more about YouGov Omnibus.

Image: Getty

Explore more data & articles