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Connecting and Giving: Report on How Mid-Life and Older Americans Spend Their Time, Make Connections, and Build Communities (2010)


Civic engagement is becoming more personal and individual. Mid-life and older Americans are less likely to join or get involved with organizations. This study released by AARP focuses on the current civic involvement and volunteer rates across generations in the U.S. Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents reported volunteering on their own instead of with an organization in 2009, compared to 34 percent in 2003. … Back to Article

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