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National: Youth Survey Finds Support for Activism

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Most teenagers believe students should volunteer to work in their communities, but say their schools fail to encourage such involvement, according to a recent national survey.

In the Prudential Insurance Company of America survey, 81 percent of teenagers said their communities would be better places to live if students volunteered more often. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed believe their communities are good places to live, while 30 percent said conditions are growing worse.

The survey, commissioned by the Newark, N.J.-based company as part of a project to build interest in community service, was based on telephone interviews with 933 students in May.

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