Is America Becoming an Indoor Nation? New Study Begs Question

People in the US are spending less time outdoors, according to a new 2019 Outdoor Foundation study, with children participating in 15 percent fewer outdoor activities in 2018 than they did six years before. The study found that nearly half of the U.S. population does not participate in any outdoor recreation, with only 17.9 percent heading outdoors out at least once a week in 2018. The study suggests barriers like work, technology, and cost of entry prevent individuals from playing outside.