Higher education levels linked with civic engagement, better health

Those with higher education levels are linked with more civic engagement and better physical health, according to a new analysis from Gallup.

Charitable giving rates increase with each successive level of educational attainment, Gallup found. Sixty-seven percent of bachelor graduates and 77 percent of those with graduate-level degrees reported charitable donations, compared to 38 percent of those with no more than a high school degree.

The same trend can be seen for volunteer work, where volunteerism nearly doubles between those with a high school degree and those with at least some postsecondary education, 14 percent compared to 27 percent. That number increases to 38 percent for those with a bachelor’s degree and 47 percent with a graduate degree.

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