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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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COVID Trends

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

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Vaccine Hesitancy Among Midlife and Older Adults

Disease concern and health care provider recommendation are not enough to persuade some older adults to receive a vaccine.

COVID-19 Today: Older Adults Still Taking Precautions

Midlife and older adults remain mindful of COVID-19, and they continue to take precautions, but they are less concerned about getting infected.

Older Adults Could Do More to Prevent Hearing Loss

Most people over age 50 recognize the importance of hearing to overall health, but some don’t do all they can to protect themselves from hearing loss.

AARP Vital Voices Research, 2022–2024

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

2023 Travel Trends

The 2023 AARP Travel Trends survey found that travelers are more concerned about cost and inflation than COVID-19.

2023 Tech Trends and the 50+

Americans age 50+ have an appetite for technology, and may are in the market for replacements and upgrades.

2022 Hunger Trends Among Adults 50-Plus

To deal with higher food prices, older adults are spending more money and buying cheaper brands.

Who's Getting Long COVID and How It's Showing Up

Many COVID sufferers age 50-plus experienced lingering COVID symptoms beyond the typical one-to-two-week period.

Understanding a Changing Older Workforce

Older workers continue to rethink their priorities and want jobs that are meaningful, not just a means to a paycheck.

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