A majority of those who took up volunteer activities following the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995 have since quit because they feel there are too many restrictions and a lack of information, a survey released Thursday by the Economic Planning Agency showed.

Of the 245 people who said they started volunteer activities after the quake, 77.1 percent have since stopped. The survey showed that half of the respondents became interested in volunteer activities because of the earthquake.

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