U.S. adults who practice dumpster diving by community type 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 in regards to the practice of dumpster diving, with a breakdown by type of community. As of March 2017, some 71 percent of respondents living in rural communities stated that dumpster diving was not an option for them. The practice of dumpster diving involves searching through trash or garbage to look for something useful.

Share of adults who practice dumpster diving in the United States in 2017, by type of community*

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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

980 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original question was phrased as follows: "Have you ever been dumpster diving?"

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