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Welcome to the Physical Activity Council

The Nation's Definitive Source for Sports, Fitness and Recreational Activity Participation. Each year, 8 of the leading trade associations in sports, fitness and recreation join forces and combine resources to conduct the single largest study detailing the Sports, Fitness and Recreational Habits of all Americans.

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This annual report is produced by a partnership of eight of the major governing bodies and trade associations in the U.S. sports and leisure industry (NGF, SIA, OIA & OF, TIA & USTA, IHRSA, USA Football and SFIA and People for Bikes). Each partner produces more detailed reports on its specific areas of interest. This overview report summarizes 'topline' data to establish levels of activity and identify key trends in sports, fitness and recreation participation in the USA.

This annual study starts with a nationally representative panel of over 1 million Americans and features responses from over 18,000 people ages 6 and older. The study currently includes 122 separate sports, fitness and recreational activities. In addition, the PAC study gets into a wide variety of related data when it comes to physical activity from demographics, participation in physical education at school and venue of play. The study also looks at participation over the generations as well as first time participation and frequency of play or participation. If you are looking for any data related to sports and recreational participation in America, this is the definitive go to source.

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