The National Recreation an Park Association polls Americans to explore their views on topics related to the park and recreation field. Each poll targets 1,000 adults ages 18 and up, representing a cross-section of Americans.

 

Featured Park Pulse

Millions of Americans Touched by Food Insecurity







Millions of Americans Touched by Food Insecurity

May, 2017: Financial difficulties resulted in close to 100 million Americans experiencing food insecurity over the past year.

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Park Pulse Archive

Prioritizing Environmental Initiatives

Prioritizing Environmental Initiatives

April, 2017
Americans look to their local government to make environmental initiatives a priority.

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Use Your Pre-Tax Savings

Use Your Pre-Tax Savings For Fitness and Recreation

March, 2017
Americans support a proposal allowing HSA and FSA money to be used for fitness programs and recreation costs.

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Preserving Natural Landscapes

Preserving Natural Landscapes

February, 2017
Americans say it is important for local government to set aside land to preserve the natural landscape.

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Americans Choose to Stay Active This Winter

Americans Choose to Stay Active This Winter

January, 2017
Americans prefer to stay physically active this winter by walking, running, and hiking outside.

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Giving Gift of Outdoor Activities

Giving the Gift of Outdoor Activities

December, 2016
Three in four Americans intend to purchase gifts associated with outdoor activities this holiday season.

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Healthy Snack Options

Providing Healthy Options in Public Spaces

November, 2016
Healthy food and drink options while on-the-go should be made more accessible says most Americans.

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Four in Five Americans Support Policies Banning Tobacco in Public Areas

Four in Five Americans Support Policies Banning Tobacco in Public Areas

October, 2016
New online survey finds Americans support NRPA’s position in prohibiting the use of tobacco products in public areas.

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Providing Kids with Physical Activity Opportunities

Providing Kids with Physical Activity Opportunities

September, 2016
Americans overwhelmingly agree that children need more physical activity opportunities.

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Motivation Through Observation

Motivation Through Observation

August, 2016
Watching Olympic and other sports athletes inspire many to be more active on their own says latest NRPA poll.

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See You at the Park

July, 2016
NRPA poll shows most Americans have attended or will be attending one or more outdoor summer events in their community this summer.

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Americans' Favorite Activities

June, 2016
NRPA identifies the activities enjoyed the most outside in the summer through latest poll.

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zika

Zika Virus and Outdoor Spaces

May, 2016
NRPA poll shows Zika to alter the outdoor plans of many Americans this summer.

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About NRPA Park Pulse

NRPA commissions Wakefield Research to survey approximately 1,000 adults ages 18 and up, on topics related to the park and recreation field. Each month, NRPA will release a new Park Pulse poll result. If you have a suggestion for a Park Pulse poll question, please send it to Kevin Roth.

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