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Table 3 Generational disparities in social participation (%)

From: Children of the reform and opening-up: China’s new generation and new era of development

  Frequently reading political news online Discussing politics with others online or in-person Volunteering in activities organized by the government, workplace, or school Volunteering in activities organized by social organizations Joining cultural, sports, and recreational groups Joining civic associations Joining professional associations Joining alumni associations
Post-1940 generation 5.7 8.1 2.8 5.3 4.9 2.9 1.1 5
Post-1950 generation 9 8.2 3.6 9.3 4.3 2.5 1.6 9
Post-1960 generation 18.6 8.6 6.2 14.2 3.8 3.6 3.2 15.1
Post-1970 generation 32.3 12.2 8.7 16.8 4.3 5.3 6 23.6
Post-1980 generation 46.1 17.5 11 17.9 4.3 6 8.3 33.8
Post-1990 generation 49.4 27.8 22.7 22.1 13.5 12 9 46.9