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Adults in Seattle and East Region were more active in community service than those in North Region.

The ethic of service – giving our time and talents to help others and benefit the common good – develops within families and is often reinforced in faith communities, youth organizations, and schools.

King County adults were asked how actively they had participated, in the past month, in community service or helping others (volunteering, mentoring, or political organizing).  47% responded that they were “very” or “somewhat” active.

  • Seattle and East Region adults were more likely than those in North Region to have participated actively in community service.
  • Community service did not differ by race, ethnicity, country of birth, primary language, income, education, employment, veteran status, relationship status, or the presence of children in the household (data not shown).