Here's what our surveys have found about how Americans across the age spectrum have experienced the coronavirus pandemic.
More than two-thirds of adults ages 65 or older said they were following news of the pandemic very closely.
Older adults tend to account for large shares of both poll workers and voters in general elections in the United States.
Lower fertility rates and aging populations have become worldwide concerns, but the G7 nations have stood out for their lower birth rates and graying populations.
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.
Younger U.S. adults were better than their elders at differentiating between factual and opinion statements in a survey conducted in early 2018.
In 46 countries around the world, adults under age 40 are less likely to say religion is very important in their lives than are older adults.
Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.
Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.