updated 5/16/2011 8:15:31 PM ET 2011-05-17T00:15:31

Six in 10 Americans say that going somewhere on vacation this year is important, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll.

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However, most Americans — 71 percent — predict they will have to spend more on transportation in order to get there.

This compares with 39 percent of Americans who said they would spend more on transportation in May 2010, when the average price of gas in the U.S. was about $2.80 per gallon.

Today, the average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.96 nationally , with 13 states seeing pump prices above $4 per gallon.

"These results suggest that higher gas prices and airfares will not stand in the way of many Americans' vacation plans this summer," according to the poll's findings.

The results are based on telephone interviews conducted April 30-May 1 of a random sample of 1,019 adults living in the U.S.

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