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Release Number CB20-SFS.46

Presidential Proclamation 2019: “In 2017, the number of Americans volunteering hit a record high, and their contributions were worth an estimated $167 billion in economic value. These outstanding individuals keep students on track to graduate, care for seniors, aid our veterans, and help those affected by natural disasters, war, and disease overseas. Last year, we again witnessed the servant leadership of thousands of Americans who volunteered to help their fellow citizens following natural disasters around the country. After devastating hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and wildfires, countless Americans answered the call to help others rebuild and recover. Even in times of great uncertainty and despair, their compassion helped renew the hope of so many in need.”

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Sources: Current Population Survey (CPS), Volunteering and Civic Life Supplement (Supplemental Surveys)

Note: The Corporation for National and Community Service's report, "Volunteering in America," shows how states and cities rank on different factors related to volunteering and civic engagement. The data were collected through a supplement to the Current Population Survey, a monthly survey of about 60,000 households (approx. 100,000 adults), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau on behalf of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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From the Current Population Survey (CPS), Supplemental Surveys:

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