NRPA Park Pulse

November 1, 2016, Department, by NRPA

Each month, through a poll of Americans that is focused on park and recreation issues, NRPA Park Pulse will help to tell the park and recreation story. Questions span from the serious to the more lighthearted and, with this month’s poll, we take a closer look at attitudes surrounding support for prohibiting the use of tobacco products at public parks and recreation facilities.

Americans Support Ban on Tobacco Products at Public Parks and Recreation Centers

A Park Pulse poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association asked 1,017 Americans ages 18+ whether they support policies that prohibit the use of tobacco products at public parks and recreation facilities. 

  • Nearly four in five Americans (79%) support policies that prohibit the use of tobacco products at parks and recreation centers

  • Support for such policies was higher among parents (87%) and college graduates (86%) 

 

©2016 National Recreation and Park Association 

Based upon a survey conducted for the National Recreation and Park Association by Wakefield Research among 1,017 nationally representative Americans, ages 18+, between June 16th and June 23rd, 2016, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population ages 18+. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample. All decimals are rounded to the nearest percentage point. This may result in certain numerical totals adding up to slightly more or less that 100%.