Listen to MPR®

Stations |Podcasts |More StreamsHide Streams

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

hike

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).

Upcoming Events

NPR Presents: How I Built This with Guy Raz | Live with Angie and Dan Bastian

Jul 17, 2019 07:00 PM CDT | Ordway Concert Hall

Saturday Brunch with Classical MPR and Host Steve Seel

Jul 20, 2019 10:00 AM CDT | Red Stag Supperclub

Gary Clark Jr.

Aug 09, 2019 05:30 PM CDT | Surly Brewing Festival Field

Around MPR

Do you listen to MPR on cable?

If you listen to our broadcast signal on cable, please complete this form and let us know. Thank you for your assistance!

Contact us

Reach us with your comments and questions about programs, website content or your membership.

MPR | APM Annual Report

Legacy Amendment Projects

Legacy Amendment Projects

Programming and Projects Supported by Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

From Our Services

MPR News

Got milk? Squeeze on dairy farmers eases

Minnesota dairy farmers have been hit hard with a long-running series of challenges: low milk prices, trade wars and blizzards to boot. But dairy producers see a glimmer of hope for their industry.

The Current

Jack White and the Raconteurs went to a Twins game, and Minnesota absolutely lost it

The game, as well as our collective mind. Whether you were at Target Field or watching TV when the Twins faced off against the New York Mets, Jack White and his bandmates were hard to miss sitting right behind home plate in the Thomson Reuters Champions Club section. The Raconteurs played the Armory on Monday,…

Classical MPR

New Classical Tracks: Anthony and Demarre McGill soar with 'Winged Creatures'

Clarinetist Anthony McGill shares insights into the inspiration behind 'Winged Creatures,' a new recording project brought to life in collaboration with his brother Demarre McGill and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the new CD!