This study presents the findings of a survey of non-Hispanic, African Americans/Blacks ages 50 and older regarding several key areas of social and community involvement.
Key findings include the following:
Civic engagement among African Americans/Blacks ages 50 and older has held fairly steady since 2009.
Top predictors of civic engagement among African Americans/Blacks ages 50 and older are household income and education level.
The percentage of 50+ African Americans/Blacks (36%) who feel they have a lot or moderate amount of influence on community problems declined by six percentage points from 2009
Religious organizations are the most-often cited organizations to which African Americans/Blacks ages 50 and older belong; but have declined since 2009
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