Perceived and actual share of population over 65 years by 2050 South Korea 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on perceived percentage of population over 65 years old by 2050 in South Korea as of 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, South Korean respondents overestimated the proportion of their population who will be over 65 in 2050. On average, the respondents thought that around 46 out of every 100 people in South Korea will be over 65 years old in 2050, when the actual share of elderly population, according to projections by the World Bank, will be around 35 percent in South Korea.

Perceived and actual percentage of population over 65 years old by 2050 in South Korea as of 2018

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approximately 500 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

nationally representative sample

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Original question:
"Now thinking about 2050, out of every 100 people in South Korea, about how many do you think will be over 65, according to projections by the World Bank?"

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