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The Results Are In.....2007 AARP Poll of Guam Residents Age 50+

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This first-ever AARP telephone survey of age 50+ residents of Guam explores their opinions regarding specific issues and identifies life events of concern to them. The survey found that the most frequently experienced life event during the previous 12 months was a combined 55 percent of Guamanians caring for grandchildren or other relatives’ children (38%) or having an adult child move back home (17%). Such transitions could conceivably cause changes in family and household dynamics that might result in physical and financial strains on both individuals and communities.

Other survey results revealed that of those surveyed...

  • 24 percent lack health care coverage
  • 52 percent are dissatisfied with Guam’s health care quality
  • 25 percent are highly confident they can get good medical care when needed, 31 percent are somewhat confident, and 42 percent are not confident
  • 28 percent feel that getting information about Medicare is not easy
  • 56 percent rate their knowledge of Medicare coverage and costs as “very little” (35%) or “nothing at all” (21%)
  • 51 percent believe Social Security is sound but may need modifying in the future while 19 percent feel it is in good shape and will be fine


The random telephone survey of 554 age 50+ Guamanians (21 percent of whom are AARP members) was conducted for AARP by Alan Newman Research during August 2007. Further information about the survey may be obtained by contacting the report’s author, Jennifer Sauer, at 202-434-6207. (22 pages)

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