Skip to content

Explore AARP Research

Issues & Topics

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

State Resources

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

Data & Tools

Dive deeper with datasets and a tool to mine survey questions.

COVID Trends

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

Recently Released

Anxiety/Depression Experiences Among U.S. Adults 50+ Differ by Gender

Examines communication with healthcare professionals regarding mental and emotional health and incidence of anxiety disorder and/or depression.

AARP Vital Voices: Priority Issues for U.S. Women 45+

Women's views on their financial standing, security, and the future of American women 45-plus, as part of AARP Research's larger Vital Voices research.

AARP Vital Voices Research, 2022–2024

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

African American Men Feel Good About Their Health, But Preventive Care Is Lacking

Most Black men in the U.S. age 50+ feel good about their health, but more preventive care and better lifestyle choices could mean even better health.

Older Adults' Satisfaction with U.S. Health Care Varies

The survey assessed the level of interest in learning from other countries about best practices and solutions to achieving healthy aging.

The Consumer Experience with Gift Card Fraud

Gift card scam victims reported feeling fearful of card payment criminals, and embarrassed and frustrated when trying to recover funds, finds AARP research.

Consumer Fraud Awareness Gets D Grade

This report presents findings from a quiz administered to 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ to assess their awareness of various types of scams and fraud.

Some U.S. Consumers Don't Recognize Fraud

At least 20 million Americans may not be aware they were victimized by a scam.

2023 Tech Trends and the 50+

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

Connect and Engage

About AARP Research

Learn about our work, how to receive information and how to contact us.