Percentage of U.S. adults that thought there was enough support in their community for older people with serious health needs as of 2017, by age
Opinions on availability of support for the elderly in the U.S. 2017, by age
This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that believed there was enough support in their communities for older people with serious health needs as of 2017. According to the survey, 56 percent of those aged 65 years and older with a serious illness felt that there were enough services in their communities.
Percentage of U.S. adults that thought there was enough support in their community for older people with serious health needs as of 2017, by age
EnoughNot enough
Total43%45%
18-39 years43%42%
30-49 years40%48%
50-64 years44%48%
65 years or older47%38%
65 years or older with a serious illness56%35%
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 4 to July 12, 2017

Number of respondents

2,040 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Original question: Do you think there is enough or not enough support available in your community for older people with serious health needs?

Opinions on availability of support for the elderly in the U.S. 2017, by age
This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that believed there was enough support in their communities for older people with serious health needs as of 2017. According to the survey, 56 percent of those aged 65 years and older with a serious illness felt that there were enough services in their communities.
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