Perceived responsibility among U.S. 40 year-olds for giving ongoing care 2014

This graph shows the perception of the U.S. population over 40 years of age on who will be responsible for providing ongoing living assistance to an aging family member or friend as of 2014. Some 32 percent responded that they would be personally responsible. As people age, many begin to depend on their families for assistance. The elderly population in the United States consisted of 12 percent of the total population in 2012 and is expected to increase to 20 percent by 2030.

Perception among U.S. 40 year-olds of who is responsible for giving ongoing care as of 2014*

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Release date

May 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 13 to April 23, 2014

Number of respondents

1,419 respondents

Age group

40 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Care for an aging family member or friend.
Original question: "Do you think you, personally, will be responsible for providing that ongoing living assistance, or will someone else be providing that care?"

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