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When1parents1are1asked1why1their1children1are1not1spending1more1time1on1outdoor1activities,155%1 say1that1too1much1time1is1spent1on1television,1computers,1and1electronic1entertainment.11More1than half1of1Latino1and1white1parents,1as1well1as1both1lower,income1and1upper,income1parents,1agree1 that1electronic1entertainment1is1a1primary1reason1why1their1children1spend1less1time1on1outdoor1 activities.11More1than1three1in1101parents1say1that1safety1or1crime1concerns1in1their1area1(37%),1the1 money1or1expense1to1participate1in1outdoor1activities1(33%),1or1the1lack1of1outdoor1activities1in RACIAL/ETHNIC AND INCOME DIFFERENCES ARE APPARENT. Latino1parents1are1much1more1likely1than1white1parents,1and1lower,income1parents1are1much likely1than1upper,income1parents,1to1say1that1concerns1about1safety1or1crime,1the1expense1of1 participating1in1outdoor1activities,1or1the1lack1of1outdoor1acti www.ppic.org www.ppic.org California Youth and Outdoor Activities Race Income Parents of children ages 13-17 Latinos Whites Under $40 , 000 $40,000 or more Very satisfied 44 31 55 31 48 Somewhat satisfied 36 47 27 44 33 Somewhat dissatisfied 13 12 14 17 12 Very dissatisfied 6 10 3 8 6 Overall, how satisfied are you with the outdoor activities that are available to your child? Don?t know 1 - 1 - 1 Very important 76 78 76 73 81 Somewhat important 20 19 20 21 16 Not too important 2 1 1 1 2 Not at all important 1 2 2 3 1 How important to you is it that your child participates in outdoor activities? Don?t know 1 - 1 2 - Very satisfied 43 46 44 43 44 Somewhat satisfied 37 41 35 39 35 Somewhat dissatisfied 14 8 17 11 16 Very dissatisfied 5 3 2 6 3 Thinking about the past three months, how satisfied are you with the amount of time that your child has spent on outdoor activities? Don?t know 1 2 2 1 2 ?I?m going to read you some reasons people give for why children are not spending more of their time on outdoor activities. For each of the following, please tell me if this applies to your child.? Race Income Parents of children ages 13-17 Latinos Whites Under $40,000 $40,000 or more Yes 55 56 51 53 57 No 44 44 48 46 43 How about too much time spent on television, computers, and electronic entertainment? Don?t know 1 - 1 1 - Yes 37 50 29 48 34 No 61 49 70 51 65 How about safety or crime concerns in your area? Don?t know 2 1 1 1 1 Yes 33 51 22 52 26 No 64 47 77 46 72 How about the money or expense to participate in outdoor activities? 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