Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Living to Age 120

Most of the public does not want to live to the age of 120, according to a Pew survey. The 56 percent majority of Americans say they personally "would not want medical treatments that slow the aging process and allow the average person to live decades longer, to at least 120 years." Interestingly, however, 68 percent think others would choose to live that long.

Not so. The median ideal life span, according to the Pew survey, is 90 years. Even among people aged 65 or older, 90 remains the ideal.

Source: Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project, Living to 120 and Beyond: Americans Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension

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