Safe to vacation in Mexico?
As worsening drug-related violence in Mexico makes headlines in the U.S., we wanted to know whether Americans would feel safe going on vacation in Mexico?
The answer: 60% said no and 30% said yes in response to our national scientific opinion poll question.
Our poll found a divide between Democrats and Republicans, as well as older and younger Americans, on the issue.
Here’s the question we put to Americans: “If money was no object and you planned to vacation outside the U.S., would you feel safe going on vacation in Mexico?”
Democrats: 53% no, 39% yes.
Republicans: 63% no, 25% yes.
18-29 year olds: 47% yes, 41% no.
30-44 year olds: 59% no, 31% yes.
45-64 year olds: 63% no, 26% yes.
65+ year olds: 75% no, 16% yes.
The Mexico Tourism Board is in the midst of a $30 million U.S. ad campaign, the Mexico Taxi Project, to convince Americans that Mexico is safe for tourists.
It appears the ad campaign is having a modest impact at best.
The poll’s demographic crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – Mexico vacation travel.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,145 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 31, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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