Perceived and actual size of future elderly population by country 2018

This statistic shows the perceived and actual size of the future elderly population in 2018, by country. During the survey, respondents were asked to estimate how many people out of 100 will be over age 65 in 2050 in their country. According to data from IPSOS, respondents from Germany reported believing 65 out of 100 people will be over age 65 in 2050. According to the source, 31 people out of 100 will be over age 65 in Germany in 2050.

Perceived and actual size of the future elderly population 2018, by country

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Release date

December 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

28,115 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

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

Data has been weighted to reflect the profile of the population.

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