Motivation to participate in outdoor activities among African Americans U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the motivation to participate in outdoor activities among African Americans in the United States in 2017. During the survey, 26 percent of African Americans said they participated in outdoor activities to experience excitement and adventure.

Motivation to participate in outdoor activities among African Americans in the United States in 2017

Share of respondents
Get exercise 61%
Be with family and friends 53%
Keep physically fit 52%
Be close to nature 40%
Observe scenic beauty 39%
Enjoy the sounds and smells of nature 36%
Get away from the usual demands 32%
Experience excitement and adventure 26%
Be with people who enjoy the same things I do 22%
Gain a sense of accomplishment 20%
Because it is cool 18%
Develop my skills and abilities 16%
Experience solitude 15%
Be with people who share my values 13%
Gain a sense of self-confidence 12%
Talk to new and varied people 10%
Other reason(s)4%
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Source

Release date

July 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

during the 2017 calendar year

Number of respondents

30,999 respondents

Age group

6 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

A participant in outdoor recreation is defined as an individual who took part in one or more of 40 outdoor activities at least once during the year. Included in those 40 activities are for example backpacking, bicycling, surfing and fishing.
Multiple answers were possible.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What motivates you to participate in outdoor activities?".

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