NW Poll

Vacation safety

Wednesday, July 17, 2019by  PEMCO Insurance

According to the 2019 PEMCO Insurance NW Poll, two-thirds of respondents (67%) say they rarely or never post information online before a trip, while 38% say they post social media updates during their a vacay. How about you? When, if ever, do you post your vacation pix on social? And do you think it’s safe to do so?

How often do you typically take vacations during the year – that is, leave town to get away for a while?

TotalOR
1235600Total
1010Never
1715Less often than once a year
2323About once a year
34362 to 3 times a year
1094 to 5 times a year
336 to 7 times a year
338 or more times a year
01Don’t know

When you know you’re going to be out of town on vacation, which of these things do you usually do?/p>

TotalOR
1109540Those who go on vacation
4444Alert your neighbors that you’ll be away
4442Take steps to make it appear as if you’re home
4139Ask someone to watch your house, but not necessarily stay there
1714Have a house sitter – someone who stays at your house to watch over it
55Other
1111Nothing
21Don’t know

When you know you’re going to be out of town on vacation, which of these things do you usually do?

Oregon
<3535+
3051Alert your neighbors that you’ll be away
2948Take steps to make it appear as if you’re home
4238Ask someone to watch your house, but not necessarily stay there
1414Have a house sitter – someone who stays at your house to watch over it
55Other
169Nothing
31Don’t know

When you are planning for an upcoming vacation, how regularly do you post information or comments about your vacation plans on social media?

TotalOR
1109540Those who go on vacation
63Always
87Usually
1818Sometimes
2022Rarely
4749Never
11Don’t know

When you are planning for an upcoming vacation, how regularly do you post information or comments about your vacation plans on social media?

Oregon
MF
51Always
96Usually
1718Sometimes
2222Rarely
4651Never
12Don’t know

When you are planning for an upcoming vacation, how regularly do you post information or comments about your vacation plans on social media?

Oregon
<3535+
62Always
125Usually
2813Sometimes
2720Rarely
2560Never
20Don’t know

When you are planning for an upcoming vacation, how regularly do you post information or comments about your vacation plans on social media?

Oregon
KidsNo Kids
52Always
124Usually
2115Sometimes
2520Rarely
3758Never
01Don’t know

When, if ever, do you post photos or message to social media that confirm you are not in town?

TotalOR
1109540Those who go on vacation
107While on vacation only
2827Both while on vacation and after I’m home
2222After I’m home only
3941Never
13Don’t know

When, if ever, do you post photos or message to social media that confirm you are not in town?

Oregon
<5555+
85While on vacation only
3019Both while on vacation and after I’m home
2515After I’m home only
3461Never
30Don’t know


About the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll
PEMCO Insurance commissioned this independent survey, conducted by FBK Research of Seattle, that asked Washington and Oregon residents questions about driving habits and attitudes toward current Northwest issues. The sample size, 600 respondents in Washington and 600 in Oregon, yields an accuracy of +/- 4.1 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. In other words, if this study were conducted 100 times, in 95 instances the data will not vary by more than the associated error range.

About PEMCO Insurance
PEMCO Insurance, established in 1949, is a Seattle-based provider of auto, home, boat, and umbrella insurance to Northwest residents. PEMCO Insurance is sold to consumers by the method they choose – phone, local community agents, or online. 

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