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Voices of 50+ America: Dreams & Challenges

In January 2011, AARP interviewed 50+ Americans from every state, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  We asked about their dreams as they think about what is next in their life as well as the challenges they see themselves facing.  Additional questions were tailored to the unique challenges facing the 50+ in each state, so every survey is different.  Results are available for every state, and additional information on Hispanic and African-American individuals 50+ is available for some states.

National Survey (PDF)

National Survey Annotated Questionnaire (PDF)


 

 

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State Surveys (PDFs)

Alabama

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Kentucky

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Ohio

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Alaska

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Louisiana

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Oklahoma

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire


Arizona

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Maine

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Oregon

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Arkansas

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaire:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Maryland

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Pennsylvania

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

California

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

 * African American

Massachusetts

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Puerto Rico

Reports:

 * Full Report

  * Hispanic

Annotated Questionnaires:

  * Full Report

  * Hispanic

Colorado

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Michigan

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Rhode Island

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Connecticut

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Minnesota

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

South Carolina

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Delaware

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Mississippi

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

South Dakota

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

DC

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Missouri

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Tennessee

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Florida

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Montana

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Texas

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Georgia

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Nebraska

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Utah

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Hawaii

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Nevada

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Vermont

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Idaho

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

New Hampshire

Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Virginia

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaire:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Illinois

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

 * African American

New Jersey

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Virgin Islands

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Indiana

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

New Mexico

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Annotated Questionnaire:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

Washington

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Iowa

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

New York

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * Hispanic

 * African American

West Virginia

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Kansas

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

North Carolina

Reports:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Annotated Questionnaires:

 * Full Report

 * African American

Wisconsin

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

 

North Dakota

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

Wyoming

 * Full Report

 * Annotated Questionnaire

 

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