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    Author(s): Robert J. Halstenrud
    Date: 1980
    Source: In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 195-201.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Five nationwide surveys to determine participation in popular sports have been conducted since 1970. These, plus subsequent ones in the 1980's, will be useful to advertising agencies, the sporting goods industry and government planners. Swimming, bicycling, camping, fishing, and bowling have consistently held the top five spots. Jogging and tennis have recently moved into the top ten spots. Demographic changes, economic conditions and the energy situation may affect results of future participation surveys.

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    Halstenrud, Robert J. 1980. Trends in participation sports during the decade of the 70''s. In: LaPage, Wilbur F., ed. Proceedings 1980 National Outdoor Recreation Trends Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-57. Vols. I and II. Broomall, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station: 195-201.

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