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President Barack Obama Joins President George H.W. Bush to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the 'Points of Light' Volunteer Movement and Extend the Call of Service to the Nation
Date:10/16/2009

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(1) A slight difference between the Current Population Survey (CPS) instruments from 1989 and 2002-2008 makes comparisons imperfect. Respondents in later years received one additional prompt that respondents in 1989 did not. When the Corporation for National and Community Service adjusted the 2005 CPS data to eliminate the impact of the extra prompt, volunteer rates declined only fractionally. 2008 numbers have not been adjusted.

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