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King County adults were most likely to participate in educational or school organizations, and least likely to participate in civic and political groups.

Involvement in community organizations was measured by asking King County adults how actively they had participated in 7 specific types of organizations in the past 12 months, and if they had participated in any additional organizations.   

In 2011, 70% of King County adults were “very active” or “somewhat active” in at least 1 organization in their community.  There were no differences in activity by region, age, race/ethnicity, gender, place of birth, or primary language.  However, there were differences in the types of organizations in which residents were involved.    Overall, King County residents …

  • … were most likely to be involved in school/education organizations and religious groups or congregations.
  • … were least likely to be involved in civic or political groups.