IN BLANKSTARE NEWS: Summer spending


a new survey found that 50% of respondents said they are going all out this summer, thanks to being vaccinated.

How much are we looking forward to this summer? So much so that a new survey found that 50% of respondents said they are going all out this summer, thanks to being vaccinated. In fact, 45% said they plan to spend more money this year than the past two summers combined. More numbers: 40% can’t wait to go to their favorite restaurants and bars for happy hour again, 22% can’t wait to go to a sporting event, and 21% can’t wait to go to a concert.

According to the survey, these are the activities Americans are most looking forward to this summer:

Vacations -- 43%

Going out to restaurants, bars, happy hours, etc. -- 39%

Hosting friends and family at home -- 30%

Attending a game/sporting event -- 22%

Attending a concert -- 21%

Going on dates -- 21%

Graduation/birthday parties -- 20%