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Study Report

Study Number: SA-031-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: Survey of fishing, hunting, and wildlife-associated recreation, 1980.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8201

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This three-part survey was conducted in 1980 by the Census Bureau for the Department of the Interior to examine the fishing, hunting, and wildlife-associated activities of United States civilians. The probability sample of 143,000 households was selected from the universe of all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households. The data are contained in three separate files. The first file identifies individuals who participated in fishing, hunting, or noncomsumptive wildlife-associated activities (i.e., wildlife observation, photography, and feeding) in 1980. This first file has 340,032 records each with a logical record length of 120 characters. The second file contains data compiled for the first file as well as information of the kinds of hunting and fishing done. Data include state, wildlife region, or foreign country in which the activities occurred, the number of trips taken, duration of trips, and distance traveled from home, the average catch or yield, and number of hours per day hunted or fished. Additional information pertains to expenditures for hunting and fishing-related activities and membership in national or local conservation or wildlife-related organizations. File two consists of 35,615 records each with a logical record length of 5,676 characters. The third file includes all information from the second file, plus data on wildlife observation, photography, and feeding. Data furnished include type of site visited, type of area (local, state, or federal), kinds of wildlife observed, and expenses for food, lodging, transportation, and fees. Additional information is available on kinds of wildlife present, types and amounts of feed provided, and equipment costs. This third file contains 6,949 records each with a logical record length of 1,356 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: ecology. environment. fishing. hunting. recreational activities. wildlife. United States.

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