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National Camping Market Survey, 1978 (ICPSR 7800)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service


This survey was conducted in 1978 to determine the type of national market for campers and camping equipment. Approximately 60 questions were asked of the respondents which analyzed past, present and future camping activities and preferences, equipment, attitudes, other leisure activities and background information. There are four files of data, each with 2,013 records: file one contains the first 80 columns of data per respondent; file two contains the second 80 columns of data; file three contains the next 80 columns and file four contains the last 80 columns.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  File 1 -- Card 1 - Download All Files (2.06 MB)
DS2:  File 2 -- Card 3 - Download All Files (2.06 MB)
DS3:  File 3 -- Card 4 - Download All Files (2.06 MB)
DS4:  File 4 -- Card 19 - Download All Files (2.06 MB)

Study Description


United States Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. National Camping Market Survey, 1978. ICPSR07800-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984-03-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07800.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07800.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    camping, leisure, marketing, outdoor recreation, recreation, recreation equipment

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1978

Date of Collection:   

  • 1978

Data Collection Notes:

The data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, e.g., card image, a remnant of the time when data were literally input on punch cards. Novice users may need help converting these files into a modern format before they can be used for analysis.



Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7800.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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