2014 Canadian NATURISM Survey
In 2014 the Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) and the Fédération Québécoise de Naturisme (FQN) decided to explore Canadian’s attitudes and experiences toward nudity and naturism by commissioning a survey. There were two main motivations for this survey. The first was to gauge the country’s acceptance and perspectives toward nudity in the general population. The second goal was to collect data on naturism within Canada to assist marketing efforts of the FCN, the FQN and the various member clubs across the country.
The market research firm of Mark Williams Communications was engaged to develop a questionnaire with the collaboration of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. The survey was conducted in February, 2014, and had a sample size of slightly over 1000 respondents. It collected data on how many people have participated in various “naturist behaviours” (such as sleeping in the nude, swimming nude in mixed company, or going to a naturist/nude beach) or would consider doing so in the future. The data was broken out by gender, age and region.
The survey found that 1-in-5 (21%) Canadians have engaged in public naturist behaviours (e.g. swimming nude in mixed company or going to a naturist/nude beach or resort), and that 1-in-4 (25%) are open to the idea in future. An even greater number have participated in behaviours within their own home, such as walking around in the nude (49%) or sleeping in the nude (62%).
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