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Life is Good, Especially for Older Americans

​As people age, optimism and contentment emerge alongside an alignment of expectations and realities.

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Research on issues and topics of particular interest to the 50+.

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State-specific survey results and fact sheets concerning the 50+.

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Selected AARP Research datasets are available for secondary analysis.

COVID Trends

COVID-19 research focusing on the pandemic's impact on older Americans.

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The COVID Reset: Prioritizing Social Connections

Americans are readjusting are strengthening connection with friends and family now that the pandemic is waning.

Age Discrimination Among Workers Age 50-Plus

Age discrimination is still a serious problem for workers age 50-plus, especially during the pandemic, according to new trend data.

AARP Vital Voices Research

AARP Vital Voices Research explores the needs and interests of the 45+ population across the states.

Financial Need Influences Work in Retirement for the 50+

​A new survey from AARP finds that many older adults expect to work in retirement for financial reasons.

Mirror/Mirror: Reflections on Beauty, Age and Media

Women of all ages are discriminated against regularly, and it's affecting their mental health.

Long-Term Care Readiness

Uncertainty about paying for long-term care remains problematic among midlife and older adults.

Worried, Invisible, and Unheard: Women Voters 50-Plus Speak Out

She's the Difference focus groups reveal concerns and opinions of women voters age 50 and over. Most feel unheard and unseen by politicians and in public life.

Life is Good, Especially for Older Americans

​As people age, optimism and contentment emerge alongside an alignment of expectations and realities.

Women Voters Age 50+ Will Decide 2022 Midterms

A recent AARP survey of likely voters age 50-plus finds that women voters are still undecided and expect legislators to address a range of concerns.

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