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Indiana Outdoor Recreation Survey, 1976

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • O'Leary, Joseph T. (Purdue University. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources)
  • Dottavio, Dominic (Purdue University. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Free Keywords
leisure; outdoor recreation; parks; preferences; public opinion; recreation; sports; time utilization; Indiana; United States
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this 1976 telephone survey was to provide Indiana's planners, legislators, and decision-makers with information on Indiana residents' outdoor recreation preferences. The resulting data collection contains information for 5,888 respondents representing 25 state regions and the state as a whole. Variables measure general satisfaction with Indiana's outdoor recreational facilities, outdoor recreational activities engaged in (including with whom, how often, and most popular activity), where activities took place (both in state and out of state), and the importance of 24 factors influencing the decision to select those activities (e.g., time availability, physical exercise, relaxation, and cost). In addition, the data provide socioeconomic and background information on the respondents, e.g., location, years of Indiana residence, community size, sex, age, marital status, race, household size, occupation, occupation prestige score, vacation days, family income, and spouse's age, education, and occupation.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976
  • 1976-09 / 1976-12
    Collection date: 1976-09--1976-12
Sampled Universe
Indiana residents, aged 16 and over.
A multistage, random probability sampling was used. The original sample was drawn from the 1,693,294 Indiana households on a list drawn from current auto registration information. Then sampling fractions were calculated for each of 25 Indiana regional economic planning areas, for a total of 572 households per region. Lists of potential addressees, 16 years of age or older, for each region were randomly entered, and each nth name was selected to receive a survey form.
2010-04-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection. Funding insitution(s): Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7805 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07805.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

O'Leary, Joseph T.; Dottavio, Dominic (1984): Indiana Outdoor Recreation Survey, 1976. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.