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Salt Lake City, UT; Minneapolis, MN and Des Moines, IA Lend a Helping Hand Scarborough Identifies the Top Local Markets for Adults Who Have Done Volunteer Work in the Past 12 Months

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the generous expression of goodwill from communities across the country since Hurricane Sandy, local market consumer insights company Scarborough has analyzed the top local markets, demographics and media consumption of the 27 percent of American adults who have participated in volunteer work, volunteering programs or volunteering organizations in the past 12 months.

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While Volunteers from all across the United States have contributed their time to relief efforts for varying crises, certain local markets are more saturated with Volunteers than others. The top local markets for these do-gooders include Salt Lake City, UT (42%); Minneapolis, MN (34%); Des Moines, IA (34%); Portland, OR (34%) and Grand Rapids, MI (33%). Though not every market has such robust Volunteer numbers, even the bottom markets have large portions of their adult population doing their part: El Paso, TX (21%); Bakersfield, CA (21%); Providence, RI (20%); Harlingen, TX (20%) and Miami, FL (20%). For the full list of highest and lowest local markets for adults who have participated in volunteer work in the past year, see below.

Who are America's Volunteers? The generational breakdown of Volunteers is as follows: Millennials* (20% of adults who participated in volunteer work in the past 12 months), Generation X* (27%), Baby Boomers* (34%) and the Silent Generation* (18%). Volunteers display a sense of initiative in their professional lives; Adults who are self-employed or small business owners are 12 percent more likely than all U.S. adults to be Volunteers. While 43 percent of Volunteers are employed full-time, they are 16 percent more likely to hold white collar employment and 34 percent more likely to have a college degree or higher.

Volunteers are not only generous with their time; they are financially charitable as well. Volunteers are 84 percent more likely than all U.S. adults to have contributed to an arts/cultural organization in the past 12 months, 61 percent more likely to donate to an environmental organization and 60 percent more likely to contribute to a political or social care/welfare organization in the same time period. Fifty-seven percent of Volunteers contributed to a religious organization in the past year.

How can you reach out to Volunteers? Fifty-six percent of Volunteers read the local news section of their newspaper and 38 percent read the international/national sections. Volunteers are 17 percent more likely than all U.S. adults to tune in to HGTV, 16 percent more likely to watch PBS and 13 percent more likely to watch TLC. The top radio formats for Volunteers are Adult Contemporary (26% of Volunteers listen), Pop Contemporary (26%) and Country (25%).  


Designated Market
Area

% of Adult Residents
Who Did Volunteer
Work in the Past 12
Months

Salt Lake City, UT

42%

Minneapolis, MN

34%

Des Moines, IA

34%

Portland, OR

34%

Grand Rapids, MI

33%

San Francisco, CA

33%

Seattle, WA

33%

Green Bay, WI

32%

Spokane, WA

31%

Kansas City, MO

31%

Cincinnati, OH

31%

Austin, TX

31%

Washington, DC

30%

Milwaukee, WI

30%

Raleigh, NC

30%

Atlanta, GA

30%

Orlando, FL

30%

Columbus, OH

30%

Baltimore, MD

29%

Honolulu, HI

29%

St. Louis, MO

29%

Charlotte, NC

29%

Richmond, VA

29%

Indianapolis, IN

29%

Tucson, AZ

29%

Denver, CO

28%

Greenville, SC

28%

Philadelphia, PA

28%

Flint, MI

28%

Harrisburg, PA

28%

Colorado Springs, CO

28%

San Antonio, TX

28%

Syracuse, NY

28%

Lexington, KY

28%

Chattanooga, TN

28%

Pittsburgh, PA

28%

Buffalo, NY

28%

Rochester, NY

28%

Norfolk, VA

27%

Toledo, OH

27%

Tulsa, OK

27%

Cleveland, OH

27%

Detroit, MI

27%

West Palm Beach, FL

27%

Boston, MA

27%

Dallas, TX

27%

Sacramento, CA

26%

Birmingham, AL

26%

Hartford, CT

26%

Greensboro, NC

26%

Albany, NY

26%

Memphis, TN

26%

Oklahoma City, OK

26%

San Diego, CA

25%

Roanoke, VA

25%

Little Rock, AK

25%

Nashville, TN

25%

Louisville, KY

25%

Knoxville, TN

25%

Mobile, AL

24%

Albuquerque, NM

24%

Jacksonville, FL

24%

Tampa, FL

24%

Chicago, IL

24%

Los Angeles, CA

23%

Houston, TX

23%

Phoenix, AZ

23%

Fresno, CA

23%

New York, NY

23%

Fort Myers, FL

22%

Las Vegas, NV

22%

New Orleans, LA

22%

El Paso, TX

21%

Bakersfield, CA

21%

Providence, RI

20%

Harlingen, TX

20%

Miami, FL

20%


*Scarborough defines the different American generations as Millennials (age 18-29), Generation X (30-44), Baby Boomers (45-64) and the Silent Generation (65+).

Continue the conversation or share your opinions with Scarborough via Twitter by reaching out to @ScarboroughInfo.

This data is from Scarborough USA+, Release 1, 2012 - Scarborough/GfK MRI Attitudinal Insights Data. Scarborough measures 210,000 adults aged 18+ annually across a wide variety of media, lifestyle, shopping and demographic categories.

For more information regarding this or other Scarborough studies, please contact Brad Sherer at brad.sherer@scarborough.com.


About Scarborough Research
Scarborough (www.scarborough.com, info@scarborough.com) measures American life. Our consumer insights reflect shopping patterns, media usage across platforms, and lifestyle trends for adults. Media professionals and marketers use Scarborough insights to make smarter marketing/business decisions on things like ad placement, multicultural targeting, and sponsorship opportunities.  The company's core syndicated consumer insight studies in 77 Top‐Tier Markets, its Multi‐Market Study and its national USA+ Study are Media Rating Council (MRC) accredited. Other products and services include Scarborough Mid‐Tier Local Market Studies, Hispanic Studies and Custom Research Solutions. Scarborough measures 2,000 consumer categories and serves a broad client base that includes marketers, advertising agencies, print and electronic media (broadcast and cable television, radio stations), sports teams and leagues and out‐of‐home media companies. Surveying more than 210,000 adults annually, Scarborough is a joint venture between Arbitron Inc. (www.arbitron.com) and The Nielsen Company (www.nielsen.com).

 

 

 

 

 

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