Great desire for extended life and health amongst the American public
Stuart Richard Gilbert Calimport
- Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers in Genetics,
(issn: 1664-8021, eissn: 1664-8021)
QH426-470 | Genetics | Lifespan | life extension | Perspective | Public Opinion | survey research | Public Policy
People want to live long, healthy lives. Previous surveys suggest very limited interest in much longer lifespans, but we show that stipulating good health changes responses to favor longer lives by an order of magnitude. Advances in aging research hold out hope for greatly slowed aging with associated good health. Understanding the public's desires correctly is important to avoid misallocation of resources for research.