Benefits of Aging

Eight in 10 Americans agree society puts too much value on appearing youthful, but the new poll also identified the benefits of getting older.

The survey of 2,000 adults examined perspectives around aging and found that most agree that in today’s world, there’s a negative bias around aging or the perception of being old—so much so that six in 10 avoid sharing their age for fear of being “judged” (61%).

Sharing their positive bias, three-quarters of the respondents agreed that age is not something to fight or fear, but rather an opportunity to live a more fulfilling and emotionally healthy life. Furthermore, most have actually seen areas of their lives improve with age (71%), such as confidence (49%), their sense of self (45%) and their relationships with family members (44%). In fact, most people who have outgrown their 20s say that they feel more fulfilled (69%) and satisfied (71%) with their lives today.