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Research on issues and topics of particular interest to 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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Preparing for the Holidays? So Are Criminals

Most consumers 18 and older have experienced fraud and a majority agree that lawmakers need to do more to protect them from fraud.

Planning for a Successful Retirement, For People of All Ages

Successful retirement requires planning, not just to ensure financial and physical health but also emotional well-being.

Can I Pay My Health Care Costs?

Health care affordability, rising health insurance costs, and unexpected medical bills are a significant concern for older adults.

AARP Financial Security Trends Survey, Wave 2: Attitudes of Adults 30+

​Rising prices are taking a toll on workers, who are struggling to cover expenses, leading to changes in spending habits.

AARP Vital Voices Research, 2022–2024

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

Women Entrepreneurs: Starting a Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Women age 40-plus who started a business during the COVID-19 pandemic are resilient, but they need support and training.

2022 Veterans in America Infographics

According to U.S. Census data, the U.S has about 19 million veterans, and roughly seven in ten are age 50 and older and earn a median income of $71,400.

Images Shape Attitudes About Aging

Research from AARP and the FrameWorks Institute offers recommendations for selecting images for a positive impact on perceptions.

Focus on Food Insecurity: SNAP Experiences and Under-Enrollment Among the 50-Plus

Food security and SNAP program knowledge, attitudes and experiences of older adults with income below 225% FPL.

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