Italy: opinion on the beginning of old age in 2017, by age group

This survey illustrates the opinions of Italians about the age at which a person can be considered old in 2017, by age group. According to data, the youngest respondents from the age group between 15 and 36 years replied, that in their opinion old age starts when the person is 70-year-old. The interviewees who already turned 72 years of age believe that people become old after reaching their 80th birthday.

In your opinion, at what age does old age begin?

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Release date

October 2017



Survey time period

October 16-23, 2017

Number of respondents

1,309 respondents

Special properties

Age: 15 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

This survey has been carried out using mixed CATI/CAWI/CAMI methodology.

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