Living distances between parents and children in the United States in 2011

Living distance between American parents and children in 2011 This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 2011 among Americans 50 years and older. They were asked about the distance between themselves and the place where their children live. Of the 2,017 interviewees, 71 percent answered that their children lived less than an hour away; 40 percent answered that the distance between them and their children was more than 5 hours.
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Share of respondents
More than 5 hours40%
1 to 5 hours26%
1 hour71%
Share of respondents
More than 5 hours40%
1 to 5 hours26%
1 hour71%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 2011 among Americans 50 years and older. They were asked about the distance between themselves and the place where their children live. Of the 2,017 interviewees, 71 percent answered that their children lived less than an hour away; 40 percent answered that the distance between them and their children was more than 5 hours.
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Release date
September 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 29, 2011 to January 24, 2012
Number of respondents
2,017 respondents
Age group
50 years and older
Special properties
The base sample was drawn to be representative of the 50+ population in the U.S.
Method of interview
Online survey

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