Reasons 6-12 year olds did not participate in outdoor activities in the U.S. in 2017

Reasons why six to 12 year olds did not participate in outdoor activities in the United States in 2017*

by S. Lock, last edited Jul 17, 2019
Reasons 6-12 year olds did not participate in outdoor activities in the U.S. in 2017 This statistic shows the reasons why six to 12 year olds did not participate in outdoor activities in the United States in 2017. During the survey, 18 percent of six to 12 year olds said they did not participate in outdoor activities because they were too busy with other recreation activities.
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Reasons why six to 12 year olds did not participate in outdoor activities in the United States in 2017*

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Share of respondents
Outdoor recreation equipment is too expensive 21%
Too busy with other recreation activities 18%
Too busy with family responsibilities 16%
Places for outdoor recreation are too expensive 14%
I do not have anyone to participate with 12%
I do not have the skills or abilities 11%
Places for outdoor recreation are too far away 10%
I do not have enough information 8%
I have no way to get to venues for outdoor recreation 7%
Places for outdoor recreation are poorly maintained 5%
I am afraid of getting hurt by other people 5%
I have a physical disability 5%
Places for outdoor recreation are too crowded 4%
Venues for outdoor recreation are polluted 4%
I have household members with a physical disability 3%
I am afraid of getting hurt by animals 3%
My health is poor 3%
Other reason(s)17%
Share of respondents
Outdoor recreation equipment is too expensive 21%
Too busy with other recreation activities 18%
Too busy with family responsibilities 16%
Places for outdoor recreation are too expensive 14%
I do not have anyone to participate with 12%
I do not have the skills or abilities 11%
Places for outdoor recreation are too far away 10%
I do not have enough information 8%
I have no way to get to venues for outdoor recreation 7%
Places for outdoor recreation are poorly maintained 5%
I am afraid of getting hurt by other people 5%
I have a physical disability 5%
Places for outdoor recreation are too crowded 4%
Venues for outdoor recreation are polluted 4%
I have household members with a physical disability 3%
I am afraid of getting hurt by animals 3%
My health is poor 3%
Other reason(s)17%
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by S. Lock, last edited Jul 17, 2019
This statistic shows the reasons why six to 12 year olds did not participate in outdoor activities in the United States in 2017. During the survey, 18 percent of six to 12 year olds said they did not participate in outdoor activities because they were too busy with other recreation activities.
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