Activity levels for different types of groups by age

Here are some interesting stats about which groups are the most and least popular by their age group.  This comes from the first section of a research report from the Pew Internet called the Social Side of the Internet.

Most Active

The most popular types of groups for their respective age.

Groups were GenX or younger boomers are the most active

Getting outside and socializing with others.

  • Sports or recreation leagues for themselves or their children.
  • Youth groups such as Scouts.
  • Sports fantasy leagues.

Groups where the youngest are the most active

Keeping busy with games, movies and searching for new perspectives.

  • Gaming communities.
  • Fan groups of shows and celebrities.
  • Fan groups of products and brands.

Groups where the oldest adults (over 50) are the most active

Connecting with others in a community for social responsibility, the environment and professional groups.

  • Church, religious, spiritual groups.
  • Organizations for older adults such as AARP.
  • Consumer groups.
  • Charitable or volunteer organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
  • Professional or trade organizations.
  • Veterans organizations.

Least Active

The least popular types of groups for their respective age.

Groups where the youngest are the least active

Too busy with finding their own place in the world and making a stand on their own.

  • Community groups, neighborhood associations.
  • Support groups for people with illness, personal situation.
  • Political parties or organizations.
  • Parent groups such as PTA.
  • Labor unions.
  • Travel clubs.

Groups where the oldest adults are the least active

Other activities becoming a bit more important than watching TV and endless commercials.

  • Fan groups for teams or athletes.

Equally Active

Where the popularity is similar across different age groups.

Groups where all are equally active

For different types of creative or longer lasting groups and activities.

  • Hobby groups or clubs.
  • Alumni associations.
  • Literary groups such as book clubs.
  • Performance or arts groups.
  • Social or fraternal clubs.
  • Environmental groups.
  • Farm organizations.

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