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AARP 2022 Travel Trends: Domestic Travel Is Bouncing Back

Travel planning among older adults is bouncing back to almost prepandemic levels, though concern about the pandemic remains high, and anticipated spending us up.

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Research on issues and topics of particular interest to the 50+.

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COVID-19 research focusing on the pandemic's impact on older Americans.

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2021 AARP Member Opinion Survey

The 2021 survey provides a snapshot of AARP members' needs, wants, and experiences on a wide range of topics.

AARP Vital Voices Research

AARP Vital Voices Research explores the needs and interests of the 45+ population across the states.

The Long Road of Long COVID

Many COVID sufferers age 50-plus experienced lingering COVID symptoms beyond the typical one-to-two-week period.

Interest in Telehealth Services is Holding Steady

About one-third of respondents are extremely or very interested in using telehealth services for themselves or for a loved one.

Healthy Living: Older Adults' Mental & Emotional Well-Being

Though they are resilient, older adults could benefit from help bouncing back mentally and emotionally from the pandemic.

Job Reskilling and Upskilling Among the 50+

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of offering reskilling and upskilling opportunities for workers.

Survey of U.S Consumers on Gift Card Scams

Explores the incidence of gift card scams among adults ages 18 and older.

Women Voters Age 50+ Will Decide Outcome of 2022 Midterms

A recent AARP survey of likely voters age 50-plus finds that women voters are still undecided and expect legislators to address a range of concerns.

Retirement Account Statements: Paper or Electronic?

Most adults with employer-sponsored retirement plans (57%) would prefer to receive paper statements by mail at least once a year.

Who Gets Marital Retirement Assets in a Divorce?

In-depth interviews reveal the need for reliable guidance on navigating divorce and how to secure a share of retirement assets.

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