The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns provided an unprecedented change in people’s lives. The aim of this report is to understand the variety of ways in which different groups engaged with nature during the pandemic.
A mixed method approach was used to understand the different ways people interacted with nature, how they discussed those interactions and benefitted from them, and the barriers to engaging with nature. Methods comprised analysis of the People and Nature Survey for England (PANS), including specific survey and segmentation analysis, and social media analytics. Using multiple sources of data concerned with people’s engagement with the natural environment enriches the data and the overall picture provided.
To find out more about the People and Nature survey for England please see gov.uk pages.