Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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Q47F

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

FORM 3 & 4: Still thinking about new medical treatments that slow the aging process and allow the average person to live decades longer, to at least 120 years old, do you agree or disagree thatů [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE]? Medical scientists would offer the treatment before they fully understood how it affects people's health
  1) Agree
  2) Disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Agree 65.7% 65.7%
Disagree 31.9% 97.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 100.1%
Total N = 2012

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
Agree 68.1% 69.7% 66.5% 60.7% 42.7% 66.1%
Disagree 31.7% 27.8% 30.1% 36.0% 53.9% 31.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 2.5% 3.4% 3.3% 3.4% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1979


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Agree 60.8% 66.1% 66.7% 67.1% 65.6%
Disagree 34.7% 32.7% 31.0% 30.4% 31.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.5% 1.2% 2.4% 2.5% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2012


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
Agree 49.5% 68.8% 67.9% 67.4% 68.1% 66.0%
Disagree 45.9% 29.7% 29.4% 29.9% 29.8% 31.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 1.5% 2.7% 2.8% 2.1% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Agree 66.4% 65.7% 65.3% 56.9% 59.7% 67.3% 65.7%
Disagree 30.7% 32.4% 31.6% 41.4% 37.2% 31.1% 31.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 1.9% 3.2% 1.7% 3.1% 1.6% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Agree 67.4% 63.9% 65.6%
Disagree 30.8% 32.9% 31.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 3.2% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2012


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
Agree 68.5% 62.1% 55.1% 72.4% 66.1%
Disagree 29.0% 36.6% 41.7% 27.6% 31.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 1.3% 3.3% 0.0% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1983



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