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2012 Survey on Public Opinions and Attitudes on Outdoor Recreation in California (SPOA) – Online Tool

California's outdoor recreation providers can use this tool to generate user-specified bar charts that show the outdoor recreation participation and preferences of Californians.

Over 4,000 Californians were surveyed to create this data, which reveals what Californians currently do for outdoor recreation, what they want more of, and their opinions about outdoor recreation in the State. Outdoor recreation professionals can use this information to better plan their own communities, and to apply for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) assistance through the Office of Grants and Local Services.

The SPOA is a research element of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). It meets the LWCF requirement to evaluate demand for outdoor recreation in the state. For more information about the how the SPOA was conducted and why, please see the About SPOA and Survey Methods pages.

Complete Findings (January 2014): Survey on Public Opinions and Attitudes on Outdoor Recreation in California (SPOA) 2012