Table 7. Main reason for not volunteering last year as reported by non-volunteers who had volunteered in the past by selected characteristics, September 2005

     Table 7.  Main reason for not volunteering last year as reported by non-volunteers who had volunteered in the past 
     by selected characteristics, September 2005
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                                        Percent distribution of main reason for not volunteering             
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                                         Family                                   Moved,    No            Not 
                                                         respon-                     No          lack of  longer        report-
         Characteristics in        Total        Burnout  sibil- Health             longer         infor- required/        ing 
           September 2005         (thou-          not    ities    or    Lack  No      a   Wasn't mation,   not          reason
                                   sands) Total enjoy-     or   medical  of   one  member inter- trans-   rele-   Other   for 
                                    (1)          able    child-  prob-  time asked of the ested   por-   vant to          not 
                                                previ-    care   lems-             organi-       tation, current        volun-
                                                 ously    prob-                    zation           or     life          teer- 
                                                          lems                                   expense  situa-          ing  
                                                                                                   (2)     tion               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                Sex                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                             
     Total, both sexes.........   37,677  100.0    2.0     9.3    15.2  45.6   2.9    1.9    3.9    3.9     4.9    9.0    1.3
       Men.....................   16,640  100.0    2.0     5.4    11.5  50.9   3.5    2.0    4.8    3.8     4.9    9.8    1.3
       Women...................   21,037  100.0    2.0    12.4    18.1  41.3   2.5    1.8    3.3    3.9     4.9    8.4    1.4
                                                                                                                             
                Age                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                         
    Total, 16 years and
       over....................   37,677  100.0    2.0     9.3    15.2  45.6   2.9    1.9    3.9    3.9     4.9    9.0    1.3
       16 to 24 years..........    4,569  100.0     .7     4.5      .8  64.5   3.1    2.1    4.5    5.8     2.2    9.6    2.0
          16 to 19 years.......    1,345  100.0    1.5     3.2      .7  57.5   4.6    3.4    6.2    7.9     3.2    9.2    2.7
          20 to 24 years.......    3,224  100.0     .4     5.1      .8  67.5   2.5    1.6    3.7    4.9     1.8    9.8    1.8
       25 years and over.......   33,108  100.0    2.2    10.0    17.2  42.9   2.9    1.8    3.8    3.6     5.3    8.9    1.3
          25 to 34 years.......    6,020  100.0    1.1    14.3     2.2  59.0   2.8    1.5    2.6    4.7     1.9    8.4    1.4
          35 to 44 years.......    6,236  100.0    1.9    12.7     5.2  57.0   3.3    2.0    2.4    3.2     4.3    7.2     .8
          45 to 54 years.......    7,163  100.0    1.8     8.2     9.8  52.4   3.0    2.2    3.1    3.9     6.3    7.7    1.5
          55 to 64 years.......    5,992  100.0    3.0     9.5    15.8  40.0   2.9    2.3    5.5    3.3     6.6    9.6    1.5
          65 years and over....    7,696  100.0    3.1     6.5    46.5  12.4   2.5    1.3    5.4    3.1     6.7   11.5    1.1
                                                                                                                             
        Race and Hispanic or                                                                                                 
         Latino ethnicity                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                             
     White.....................   32,446  100.0    2.0     9.2    15.4  45.5   2.9    1.8    4.0    3.7     5.2    9.1    1.3
     Black or African                                                                                                        
        American...............    3,199  100.0    3.0    10.1    16.9  42.1   3.5    2.1    4.2    4.4     2.9    8.6    2.3
     Asian.....................    1,157  100.0     .6    11.4     7.6  57.3   1.5    1.5    1.6    5.1     3.4    8.4    1.7
     Hispanic or Latino                                                                                                      
        ethnicity..............    2,704  100.0    1.6    11.0     9.8  47.6   4.4    3.2    3.6    5.9     3.9    7.5    1.4
                                                                                                                             
     Educational attainment (3)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                             
     Less than a high school                                                                                                 
        diploma................    2,975  100.0    1.6     9.5    39.7  20.3   3.5    1.9    3.2    4.0     5.3    9.7    1.3
     High school graduates, no                                                                                               
        college (4)............    9,677  100.0    2.6     9.4    21.9  35.1   3.4    2.5    4.4    3.3     7.1    9.2    1.1
     Less than a bachelor's                                                                                                  
        degree (5).............   10,087  100.0    2.5    10.1    15.0  45.0   3.1    1.7    4.2    3.8     4.9    8.5    1.2
     College graduates.........   10,369  100.0    1.8    10.6     8.5  54.7   2.1    1.4    3.1    3.6     3.9    8.9    1.4
                                                                                                                             
           Marital status                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                             
     Single, never married.....    8,896  100.0    1.4     5.0     5.4  60.1   3.6    1.8    4.6    4.9     2.4    8.8    2.1
     Married, spouse present...   20,010  100.0    1.9    11.9    13.2  45.1   2.8    2.0    3.9    3.2     6.1    8.7    1.2
     Other marital status (6)..    8,772  100.0    2.9     7.9    29.7  31.7   2.7    1.6    3.3    4.5     4.6   10.1     .9
                                                                                                                             
      Presence of own children                                                                                               
         under 18 years (7)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                             
     Men:                                                                                                                    
       No own children under 18                                                                                              
          years old............   13,095  100.0    2.2     3.5    13.6  48.2   3.7    1.9    5.5    4.1     5.4   10.4    1.4
       With own children under                                                                                               
          18 years old.........    3,545  100.0    1.5    12.3     3.8  61.0   2.6    2.4    2.0    2.7     3.1    7.5    1.0
     Women:                                                                                                                  
       No own children under 18                                                                                              
          years old............   15,941  100.0    2.3     7.6    22.5  40.0   2.5    1.8    3.7    4.2     5.3    8.8    1.4
       With own children under                                                                                               
          18 years old.........    5,097  100.0    1.2    27.4     4.4  45.3   2.4    1.8    1.8    3.2     3.7    7.4    1.3
                                                                                                                             
         Employment status                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                             
     Civilian labor force......   25,258  100.0    1.9     8.7     3.3  59.6   3.0    1.9    3.4    3.6     4.6    8.5    1.4
       Employed................   24,016  100.0    2.0     8.5     3.2  60.7   2.9    1.9    3.3    3.4     4.6    8.3    1.4
         Full time (8).........   19,761  100.0    1.8     7.9     2.5  63.6   2.8    1.9    2.8    3.4     4.5    7.7    1.2
         Part time (9).........    4,254  100.0    2.7    11.7     6.4  47.2   3.4    1.7    5.4    3.6     4.9   11.0    2.0
       Unemployed..............    1,242  100.0    1.1    11.6     4.8  38.7   5.4    3.8    6.0    8.2     5.3   13.8    1.3
     Not in the labor force....   12,420  100.0    2.3    10.6    39.5  17.0   2.7    1.7    5.0    4.4     5.5   10.1    1.3

       1 Data refer to persons who did not volunteer during the survey reference period (September 2004-September 2005), but
     who had volunteered in the past.
       2 Includes the categories lack of information about opportunities, lack of transportation, lack of paid expenses,
     moved in the last year, and opportunities don't match interest or skills.
       3 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
       4 Includes high school diploma or equivalent.
       5 Includes the categories, some college, no degree; and associate degree.
       6 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
       7 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children.  Not included are nieces, nephews,
     grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
       8 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
       9 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
       NOTE:  Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any
     point from September 1, 2004, through the survey period in September 2005. Estimates for the above race groups (white,
     black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.  In addition,
     persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race and, therefore, are classified by
     ethnicity as well as by race.



                        

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