There’s no doubt the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on our collective wellbeing. But, while 57% of Americans report a negative toll on mental health and happiness, 66% say that increased time in the outdoors has led to a boost in their mood. This from a new poll by RBFF and OnePoll which points to a reckoning between Americans and their relationships with nature brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and social struggles of 2020.
And the case for fishing keeps getting stronger:
When comparing the results of this survey to our own 2020 Special Report on Fishing, we see some more potential effects of the coronavirus pandemic on respondents’ perceptions of fishing. In this latest survey, the top two reasons to go fishing center around relaxation and happiness whereas the top two reasons from the Special Report are “getting away from the usual demands” and “being close to nature.”
Ready to welcome these new participants as customers or members? Use RBFF’s free resources to engage with this new crop of anglers and boaters today.