Parker's First Annual 'Aging in America' Survey

Parker recently conducted a national survey to gauge changing perceptions around aging in America. What we discovered may surprise you!
  • 71% of those surveyed do not fear or worry about aging.
  • A vast majority of those surveyed (62%) feel that 80 is not too old to serve in government, run a marathon, be CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or practice yoga.
  • Those surveyed were evenly split (49% each) in describing the experience of growing older in America today with positive words (e.g., “hopeful”) vs. negative words (e.g., “depressing”).
  • Only 22% of Americans consider people in their 50s and 60s to be “old.”
  • Nearly two-thirds (59%) of Americans feel that not enough technology innovation focuses on the lifestyles of older people.
Survey Methodology
The national, statistically relevant Telephone CARAVAN® survey was conducted by ORC International from March 23-26, 2017, using two probability samples:  randomly selected landline telephone and mobile (cell) telephone numbers. The combined sample consists of 1,018 adults (18 years old and older) living in the continental U.S., with a margin of error of +/- 3% at 95% confidence level.

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