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AARP District of Columbia Member Survey: Concerns, Interests, and Legislative Priorities

AARP Member Opinion Research

A snapshot of the concerns, interests, information preferences, and legislative priorities of AARP members in Washington, DC, as well as their particular experience with home loan issues, purchasing funeral services, and utility regulation. District members expressed extreme concern about financial security and independent living, and view independent living as a top legislative priority for AARP in their community.

The majority of Washington, DC members have neither had an experience with nor purchased pre-need funeral services, but many say they would contact the Better Business Bureau if they were to have a complaint against a funeral home. Regarding home loans, very few members reported taking out a home equity loan in the past two years, but among those who did, the most common reason was for home repair and improvements. Most members believe that utility rate regulation should be a top or high priority for AARP in the District of Columbia.

AARP's survey of 984 of its members in Washington, DC was conducted during May and June 2001. The report was prepared by Erica Dinger of AARP Knowledge Management who may be contacted at 202/434-6176 for further information. (37 pages)

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