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U.S. adult estimates of long-term elderly care needs 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that correctly estimated the share of those aged 65 years and older who will need some form of ongoing living assistance in their lifetime of 2018. According to data, among those aged 18 to 39, 64 percent underestimated the long-term care needs of the elderly in the U.S.

Percentage of U.S. adults that correctly estimated the share of elderly who will need some form of ongoing living assistance in their lifetime of 2018

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Sources

Release date

May 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 13 to April 5, 2018

Number of respondents

1,945 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Just a guess, what is your best estimate of the percentage of Americans over the age of 65 who will need some form of ongoing living assistance in their lifetime?

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