IS 63 OLD? MOST SAY IT'S MIDDLE AGED: NEW U.S. POLL

May 05, 2014

By Jane Brown

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Zoomers may not have to work into old age, simply by redefining what’s considered “old”.

In celebration of the birthday of Dr. Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in the U.S., a poll asks whether the age he’s about to turn is “old”. He’s just turned 63.

This year, fewer than 30 percent of those surveyed said that 63 is old, while 60 percent said its middle aged, and 13 percent called it young.  But the answers often have more to do with the age of the respondents.

Just over 10 percent of respondents 60 and older and fewer than 20 percent of those 45 to 59 called 63 “old”, while just under 50 percent of Millennials said 63 is old.

 

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