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APM Research Lab: How often do Americans spend free time in nature?


How often do Americans spend free time in nature? And what is keeping them from getting out more?

In partnership with the Water Main, the APM Research Lab asked a nationally representative sample of Americans two questions:

  1. How often do you spend free time in nature? This includes things like going to a park, going for a hike, or going to the beach. This does not include activities like organized sports such as basketball or baseball. Would you say: Several times a week; about once a week; once or twice a month; less than once a month; or never?

  2. What is the single biggest thing that keeps you from spending more free time in nature?

You can read and share the full report (PDF).

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