Generation Next Survey, 2006

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SERVICE

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

(ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Community service or volunteer activity
  1) Your generation does more
  2) Your generation does less of it
  3) About the same/no difference
  9) (VOL.) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Your generation does more 37.3% 37.3%
Your generation does less of it 41.9% 79.2%
About the same/no difference 19% 98.2%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.8% 100%
Total N = 579

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-25 26-98 TOTAL
Your generation does more 37.3% 0.0% 37.3%
Your generation does less of it 41.9% 0.0% 41.9%
About the same/no difference 19.0% 0.0% 19.0%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 1.8% 0.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
579


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college College graduate TOTAL
Your generation does more 45.6% 30.8% 37.6% 38.8% 37.1%
Your generation does less of it 37.8% 48.3% 40.8% 36.7% 42.1%
About the same/no difference 16.7% 19.6% 19.1% 22.4% 19.1%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.4% 2.5% 2.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
578


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Your generation does more 35.1% 39.5% 37.3%
Your generation does less of it 42.8% 40.9% 41.9%
About the same/no difference 19.8% 18.2% 19.0%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.3% 1.4% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
579


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Your generation does more 34.3% 66.7% 0.0% 37.3% 37.4%
Your generation does less of it 52.2% 22.2% 0.0% 40.5% 42.0%
About the same/no difference 13.4% 11.1% 0.0% 20.0% 18.8%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
579


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other religion No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic TOTAL
Your generation does more 35.0% 40.6% 37.3% 39.5% 37.4%
Your generation does less of it 40.6% 42.6% 37.3% 46.9% 41.9%
About the same/no difference 22.3% 15.8% 21.6% 13.6% 19.1%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.0% 3.9% 0.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
566


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Your generation does more 33.3% 36.4% 42.1% 37.5% 31.7% 37.8% 37.0%
Your generation does less of it 46.2% 42.9% 40.8% 36.5% 42.9% 48.6% 42.3%
About the same/no difference 17.9% 18.2% 17.1% 25.0% 22.2% 12.2% 19.2%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.6% 2.6% 0.0% 1.0% 3.2% 1.4% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
570


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative or conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Your generation does more 36.4% 36.9% 38.8% 37.3%
Your generation does less of it 40.7% 39.4% 44.8% 41.4%
About the same/no difference 20.3% 21.9% 14.7% 19.3%
(VOL.) Don't know/Refused 2.5% 1.9% 1.7% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
523



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