SPOTLIGHT ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Civic engagement, for example volunteering in one’s community, has seen an increase in the 65 and older demographic between 1995 and 2012. However, 25-34 year olds have decreased their volunteering time, particularly those who are unmarried. Is it possible that today’s technology and mediated interactions have reduced the amount of community involvement? Read below to see all of the Sightlines Project’s findings and the benefits of participating in civic engagement.

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PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS PARTICIPATING IN VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES

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