Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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Q21B

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Now I'm going to read you a list of things that may or may not happen in about the next 40 years, that is before the year 2050. Please tell me how likely you think it is that each will happen. [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] Scientists will bring back an extinct animal species by cloning it.
  1) Will definitely happen
  2) Will probably happen
  3) Will probably NOT happen
  4) Will definitely not happen
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Will definitely happen 10.4% 10.4%
Will probably happen 39.2% 49.6%
Will probably NOT happen 35.3% 84.9%
Will definitely not happen 12.6% 97.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 100.1%
Total N = 4006

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
Will definitely happen 14.8% 12.1% 8.3% 4.9% 6.1% 10.4%
Will probably happen 35.7% 44.2% 40.5% 35.0% 25.8% 39.4%
Will probably NOT happen 34.9% 30.7% 34.8% 43.4% 46.0% 35.1%
Will definitely not happen 14.1% 11.5% 13.6% 10.3% 16.0% 12.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 1.5% 2.8% 6.4% 6.1% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3943


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Will definitely happen 9.2% 8.4% 9.7% 14.3% 10.4%
Will probably happen 43.9% 35.0% 37.1% 42.7% 39.2%
Will probably NOT happen 34.9% 38.5% 37.6% 29.0% 35.3%
Will definitely not happen 8.9% 15.1% 13.4% 11.8% 12.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 3.0% 2.3% 2.2% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4006


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) or high school incomplete High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes community college) or two year associate degree from a college or university Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree or Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree TOTAL
Will definitely happen 8.1% 8.6% 11.3% 14.4% 9.9% 10.4%
Will probably happen 40.8% 36.3% 41.8% 36.0% 43.4% 39.3%
Will probably NOT happen 29.7% 37.2% 33.2% 38.4% 35.5% 35.2%
Will definitely not happen 18.1% 14.7% 11.3% 9.4% 9.9% 12.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.3% 3.3% 2.3% 1.8% 1.3% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3984


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Will definitely happen 7.9% 15.6% 8.9% 19.8% 8.5% 13.8% 10.4%
Will probably happen 39.6% 39.9% 36.2% 37.7% 34.7% 41.1% 39.3%
Will probably NOT happen 39.2% 30.6% 33.1% 27.4% 35.1% 30.3% 35.2%
Will definitely not happen 11.2% 11.7% 16.7% 11.3% 14.1% 14.0% 12.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.0% 2.2% 5.1% 3.8% 7.7% 0.8% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Will definitely happen 12.6% 8.3% 10.4%
Will probably happen 38.5% 39.8% 39.2%
Will probably NOT happen 33.8% 36.7% 35.3%
Will definitely not happen 12.9% 12.3% 12.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.2% 2.9% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4006


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
Will definitely happen 9.8% 11.2% 10.7% 14.4% 10.4%
Will probably happen 37.4% 37.4% 44.6% 45.7% 39.0%
Will probably NOT happen 38.1% 32.2% 29.8% 26.6% 35.3%
Will definitely not happen 12.4% 15.8% 11.4% 11.9% 12.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.3% 3.5% 3.6% 1.4% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3945



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