Q: According to this survey 7 out of 10 Americans could not do this today if they wanted to. In Canada that number is 4 out of 10. What is it?
A: Travel outside the country. 70% of Americans do not have a valid passport.
Still, only 36 percent of Americans hold a valid passport, according to the State Department, compared to 60 percent of passport-holding Canadians and 75 percent for Brits and Aussies. That means almost 70 percent of us are unqualified for international travel. And in actuality, only one in five Americans travels abroad with regularity, according to a recent survey.