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​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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COVID Trends

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

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Mirror/Mirror: AARP Survey of Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age, and Media

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

AARP Vital Voices Research

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

Long-Term Care Readiness

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

Dignity 2022: The Experience of LGBTQ Older Adults

Many LGBTQ Americans age 45+ support workplace training about inclusion and legislation to provide legal protection.

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.

AARP Surveys of 2022 Battleground States

Voters age 50-plus from 10 battleground states were surveyed on issues of relevance to this influential voting bloc.

Life is Good, Especially for Older Americans

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

Job Reskilling and Upskilling Among the 50+

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of offering reskilling and upskilling opportunities for workers.

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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