Motivational factors for outdoor activity participation in the U.S. in 2017

What motivates you to participate in outdoor activities?

Motivational factors for outdoor activity participation in the U.S. in 2017 This statistic shows the leading motivational factors for outdoor activity participation in the United States in 2017. During the survey, 50 percent of outdoor participants said they participated in outdoor activities to keep physically fit.
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What motivates you to participate in outdoor activities?

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Share of outdoor participants
Get exercise64%
Be with family and friends56%
Keep physically fit50%
Observe scenic beauty48%
Be close to nature47%
Enjoy the sounds and smells of nature46%
Get away from the usual demands41%
Be with people who enjoy the same things I do33%
Experience excitement and adventure32%
Experience solitude25%
Be with people who share my values20%
Develop my skills and abilities20%
Gain a sense of accomplishment19%
Because it is cool17%
Gain a sense of self-confidence16%
Talk to new and varied people9%
Other reasons4%
Share of outdoor participants
Get exercise64%
Be with family and friends56%
Keep physically fit50%
Observe scenic beauty48%
Be close to nature47%
Enjoy the sounds and smells of nature46%
Get away from the usual demands41%
Be with people who enjoy the same things I do33%
Experience excitement and adventure32%
Experience solitude25%
Be with people who share my values20%
Develop my skills and abilities20%
Gain a sense of accomplishment19%
Because it is cool17%
Gain a sense of self-confidence16%
Talk to new and varied people9%
Other reasons4%
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This statistic shows the leading motivational factors for outdoor activity participation in the United States in 2017. During the survey, 50 percent of outdoor participants said they participated in outdoor activities to keep physically fit.
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