Nov 22, 2020 12:04 PM

AAA Kansas: Not many traveling for Thanksgiving

Posted Nov 22, 2020 12:04 PM

By NICK GOSNELL

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — According to data from AAA Kansas, not many people are venturing out for Thanksgiving.

"A large majority, 86% of them, in fact, will not be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this year," said Shawn Steward with AAA Kansas. "Of those not traveling, 47% told us that they are staying home because of COVID-19 concerns."

The AAA survey of 742 Kansas residents was conducted Nov. 12 and 13 by Public Policy Polling. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.6%.

88 percent of Kansas residents surveyed said they perceived traveling at this time being some level of risk," Steward said. "37 percent of those said that risk is significant."

Before the newest surge in COVID cases nationwide, AAA would have expected up to 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving.