A new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and its Take Me Fishing campaign found that a third of Americans don’t feel too old to learn new outdoor activities.
The poll that asked 2,000 Americans said most respondents felt they missed the window to properly learn how to acquire outdoor skills. For example, the average respondent thinks that it is almost impossible to learn how to camp properly if you do not start camping before the age of 11, or if you do not fish before the age of 12, but 31 % say it never is. too late to learn a new hobby, People reported.
The top four activities Americans are eager to try are boating and hiking (36%), as well as fishing and camping (34%). And, one in five respondents were interested in trying horseback riding and surfing, the outlet reported.
Many Americans say they have an “outdoor FOMO” (fear of missing out) when it comes to the great outdoors, with 63% of those surveyed regretting that they didn’t spend more time outdoors as children.
Fifty-three percent said most of their outdoor experiences as a child were with mom and dad and other family members, and 37% with their grandparents.
As adults, 54% of Americans surveyed are now reluctant to indulge in outdoor activities for fear of not being good at it, with 47% feeling discouraged from joining a group or activity for fear of failing.
However, it depends on who you ask.
Forty-four percent of people think it’s never too late to learn to fish. Fishing seems to be a popular activity and an interest shared by both men and women. However, that doesn’t mean they always agree that everyone has different fishing styles – for example, 35% of men think fishing is a calm activity, and only 27% of women think it is. ‘is right.
And, although more than half of those surveyed believe that it takes a lot of free time to engage in an outdoor activity, 54% said the most convenient way to learn new outdoor skills is with the outdoors. family and friends.