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News To Know: How Old Is Old?
Posted By Alejandra Owens On June 29, 2009 @ 11:57 am In Notebook | No Comments
At what age are you “old”? As it turns out the answer to that question has a lot to do with the age of the person you’re asking. A new Pew Research Center survey  shows that while those in their thirties might consider 60 to be old, people over age 65 don’t think you’re old until you’ve turned 75. Across the board people are claiming to feel younger than their age might suggest, and that seems like a good thing.
This survey also took a look at the differences of opinion  between the generations on a variety of relevant topics. It’s really interesting and provides some great insight into how folks at different ages perceive the world around them.
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 survey: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-06-29-pew-study-aging-perceptions_N.htm
 differences of opinion: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/06/29/us/politics/AP-US-Generation-Gap.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=%2b%22older+Americans%22&st=nyt
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