Nearly six in 10 Americans have a new appreciation of nature during quarantine, according to new research.
The study asked 2,000 Americans about how they’re keeping their moods up in light of social distancing measures.
Fifty-eight percent of respondents shared they didn’t appreciate nature as much as they should have before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and their Get on Board campaign, the survey found that as their days indoors drag along, 57% said it’s all taken a toll on their mental health and happiness.
Three-quarters of respondents are starting to feel a boost in their moods, however, thanks to spending more time outdoors – with 66% sharing they’re doing more outdoor activities close to home.
Just over half of those surveyed have also gone fishing during their time in quarantine, and 27% have specifically done so to boost their mental health.
In fact, 63% of those surveyed overall said the mental …