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AARP Multicultural Survey July 2001

Q7. Thinking about the next five years, what worries or concerns do you have, regarding yourself or your family? Anything else? (TAKE UP TO THREE MENTIONS)

Total (%)

Health issues (net) Health/health care issues Fear of aging, the future

37 34 3

Economic concerns (net) Finances (lack of money/debt/investment losses) Economy (stock mkt/intrt rates/inflat/hgh prcs) Job or career Social Security

31 15 12 7 1

Family issues (net) Children’s/grandchildren’s health/job/career Children’s education/college/paying for college Parents or parents-in-law Concern with spouse Other family members or friends

20 9 8 3 2 1

Societal issues (net) Fear of crime/violence/personal safety Government leadership/politics Worldwide problems (peace, environment) Decline or moral values Safety of children/school violence

13 4 4 3 2 2

Retirement concerns

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Table 11 reports answers to open-ended questions about short-term future concerns. When thinking about what might go wrong, generation members’ fears relate to some of the same issues that govern their hopes. These mainly include health and aging worries (37%), economic concerns (31%), and various family concerns (20%).

Table 11: Future Worries

Prepared for AARP by Belden Russonello & Stewart and Research/Strategy/Management Page 30

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