PE and School Sport Report survey - Parents 2023

New research shows the latest views and attitudes of parents on the importance of sport and play.

To inform the annual Youth Sport Trust’s PE and School Sport Report and the launch of National School Sports Week, we commissioned YouGov Plc to conduct research into the current attitudes and views of parents of children aged 18 and under on the importance of sport and play. This report provides a summary of the key findings from this study including:


  • Only 43% of parents think that children should be active for 60 minutes or more a day
  • 4 in 5 parents believe that sport and play are important parts of every young person’s education and development
  • 77% are concern that young people are spending too much time sitting and not being active
  • Half say challenges associated with the cost of living increases have made it more difficult to be active as a family
Published on 25 May 2023