red channel: Let's go to San Francisco?

Click to follow
The Independent Online
British visitors to the United States are braver than both German and Japanese tourists. When the California State Office of Tourism asked foreigners why they wouldn't visit the US west coast, one in 11 Germans and one in 18 Japanese cited fear of crime and violence. Yet only one in 50 Brits was perturbed by the risk of harm. Far more prevalent was the cost (deterring one in four UK residents, twice the rate for Germans) and the distance (putting off one Brit in nine, compared with only one Japanese in 21).

Source: derived from information supplied by CIC Research, Inc