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Title: Recreation and the Environment as Cultural Dimensions in Contemporary American Society

Author: Cordell, H. Ken; Betz, Carter J.; Green, Gary T.;

Date: 2002

Source: Leisure Sciences, 24:13-41,2002

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: This paper broadly explores changing outdoor recreation demands, environmental opinions and demographics in the United States. With this country's population predicted to more than double by the end of this century, it is imperative that we understand these trends and their implications for better managing our natural envimnment and providing opportunities for outdoor recreation in that environment. Using notional survey dota, we have described differences in recreation behavior (participation) and environmental attitudes nationwide across six socio-demographic factors-race, country of birth, rural-urban residence, region of the country, age and income. Results indicate that demographic differences, recreation activity choices and people`s environmental positions ore linked.

Keywords: cultural dimensions, demographics, environmental opinions, national recreation surveys, outdoor recreaticn participation, population trends

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Cordell, H. Ken; Betz, Carter J.; Green, Gary T. 2002. Recreation and the Environment as Cultural Dimensions in Contemporary American Society. Leisure Sciences, 24:13-41,2002


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