Dealing with coronavirus has declined as a policy priority, especially among Republicans. This marks a shift from last year, when the economy and the coronavirus both topped the public’s policy agenda.
Adoption of key technologies by those in the oldest age group has grown markedly since about a decade ago.
As of the third quarter of 2021, 50.3% of U.S. adults 55 and older said they were out of the labor force due to retirement.
The share of adults who are “basically content” with the federal government has risen to the highest point since 2004, driven by Democrats.
In the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement.
The idea of the government providing a universal basic income draws broad opposition from Republicans but is generally supported by Democrats.
Alone time for older Americans amounts to about seven hours a day. Time spent alone rises to over 10 hours a day among those living on their own.
Those 60 and older now spend more than half of their daily leisure time, four hours and 16 minutes, in front of screens.
More Americans ages 65 and older are employed than at any time since at least 2000, and they're spending more time on the job.
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