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A large proportion of Norwegians participate in voluntary work

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63 % of the population have done volunteer work during the past year, shows this year’s Volunteer Barometer (Frivillighetsbarometer).

The proportion has been stable in recent years, according to Volunteer Norway (Frivillighet Norge), which is responsible for the survey.

The percentage who do volunteer work is the lowest among those with lower incomes. Participation is greatest among those with more than four years of university education.

Participation in voluntary work increases with the size of the household. Households with five or more people participate in much more voluntarily work than households with fewer people.

This year’s survey shows that Norwegians have relatively low confidence that voluntary organisations spend money on the organisations’ purposes. There are more people who do not trust that the money is used for the intended purpose than those who do.

The Volunteer Barometer is a population survey conducted annually in collaboration with Kantar.

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