AARP commissioned a survey in Tennessee to gauge the views of voters ages 50+ on a range of issues affecting their state. Key findings include the following:
- Tennessee voters ages 50+ view the drug epidemic, the economy, and healthcare as the most important issues facing their state.
- Division in America is a top concern among Tennessee voters ages 50+.
- Although the majority of Tennessee voters ages 50+ feel that the U.S. economy overall is getting stronger, few feel that they personally are getting ahead financially.
- The vast majority of Tennessee voters ages 50+ express support for reform to reduce the prices of prescription drugs.
- Many Tennessee voters ages 50+ are concerned about changes that Congress may make to programs that matter to them, such as Medicare and Social Security.
This survey was conducted from November 30 through December 5, 2017 by Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group for AARP. The sample included 800 registered voters ages 50+ in Tennessee. All interviews were completed by telephone using landlines and cell phones. For more information, contact S. Kathi Brown of AARP Research at firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries from the Media should be directed to AARP’s Media Relations Department at email@example.com.
Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group for AARP. Tennessee 50+ Voters. Washington, DC: AARP Research, January 2018. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00206.001