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National Recreation Survey, 1982-1983: [United States] (ICPSR 8296)

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Respondents' recreational habits are examined in this collection. Questions concerning participation in recreational activities include outdoor recreational activities enjoyed, favorite activities, and amount of time and money spent on activities. The study also probes respondents' reasons for not participating in recreational activities, and the use of national parks. Demographic questions include living quarters, motor vehicles owned, telephone use, income, ethnicity, race, sex, age, education, and employment.

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of the Interior. NATIONAL RECREATION SURVEY, 1982-1983: [UNITED STATES]. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of the Interior [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08296.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   automobile ownership, leisure, national parks, outdoor recreation, participation, preferences, public opinion, recreation, recreation expenses, social attitudes, social behavior, sports, time utilization

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1982--1983

Data Types:   survey data


Data Source:

personal interviews and telephone interviews


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