Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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This 2013 survey examines views on and experience with end-of-life decisions, aging and quality of life in older age, medical advances and radical life extension, among other topics. It was commissioned by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and produced multiple reports.

Data File
Cases: 4,006
Variables: 120
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: March 21 - April 8, 2013
Original Survey (Instrument)
Original Codebook
Funded By
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Collection Procedures
Telephone interviews conducted in English and Spanish under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International
Sampling Procedures
Interviews were conducted over the phone using a combination of landline and cell random digit dial (RDD) samples. Both samples were disproportionately stratified to increased the incidence of African-American and Hispanic respondents. Additionally, all interviews were conducted using a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system to ensure proper question sequence and skip patterns.

The survey questionnaire included a split form design whereby participants were randomly assigned to one of two subsets of questions, creating two simultaneous surveys. 1,944 adults were asked one subset and 2,012 adults were asked the other. Each of these subsets is weighted separately to represent U.S. adults. Questions asked on both forms can be combined to create a representative survey of U.S. adults with the full 4,006 respondents.
Principal Investigators
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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