Attitudes About Aging: A Global Perspective

Jan 30, 2014
  • Description

This report examines global public opinion on the challenges posed by aging populations for countries and for respondents personally. The Pew Research Center surveys were conducted in 21 countries from March 3 to April 21, 2013, and totaled 22,425 respondents. People were asked for their opinions on whether aging posed a problem for their country, whether they anticipated having an adequate standard of living in their old age, and who among themselves, their families, or their governments should bear the greatest responsibility for the well-being of the elderly. The margin of error varies across countries.