CARP Poll Reports

CARP LGBT/RRIF Poll Report

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Key Findings – LGBT Seniors July 14, 2014: CARP members identify as LGBT at the same rate as the general populace 65 years and older, and are just as likely to know someone who is gay, but they are about half as likely to have a gay family member. On the other hand, they are more likely than the general … Read more

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CARP Age Friendly Cities Poll Report

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Key Findings – Age-Friendly Environments June 27, 2014: The plurality of CARP members live in medium sized cities, and the vast majority find them age-friendly (although most just say “somewhat” age-friendly). Items that would improve the age-friendliness of their environments include housing, both accessible and affordable, more political inclusion and better transit. The minority has encountered barriers to social engagement … Read more

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CARP’s Targeted Benefits Pension Poll Report

CARP’s Targeted Benefits Pension Poll Report

Key Findings May 16, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members have pensions, two thirds are DB plans and just less than half public sector DB plans. The minority agree the proposed Target Benefit Plans (TBPs) are a good idea, and half think they are not, mainly because employers will convert existing DB plans or because no one will offer … Read more

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CARP Dementia Poll Report

CARP Dementia Poll Report

Key Findings   May 2 2014: Almost all members have been affected by dementia, either through a close family member or one or more people they know. The large minority are, or know caregivers to those with dementia, and virtually all agree that dementia as a problem is on the increase with no solution in sight. One half says families … Read more

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The CARP Poll Report: The Fair Elections Act

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Key Findings April 7, 2014: The vast majority of CARP members disapprove of the provisions of the Fair Elections Act when they are described to them (80%), and fully two thirds disapprove “strongly” (63%). Furthermore, a similarly overwhelming number of members say the Act will diminish democracy (79%), and, once again, fully two thirds say it will diminish democracy “a great deal” (62%). When … Read more

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The CARP Poll Report: Fraud Poll

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Key Findings April 4th, 2014: Close to half of members have suffered fraud or know someone who has, and this proportion has increased recently. Fraud is usually promoted by someone in trust or is the result of a phony investment scheme. More members would seek restitution than retribution from perpetrators, and return of funds is highest on their minds. Most … Read more

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CARP Energy/Electoral Poll Report March 21, 2014

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  Key Findings – Energy Issues Virtually all CARP members own their homes and they pay, on average, about $270 a month during the winter in energy costs, or about 15% of their monthly income, on average. Two thirds have time-of-use meters and there is no consensus on whether they save energy or not. Many think they are paying more … Read more

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CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report

CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report

CARP LGBT/Budget Poll Report: Key Findings   LGBT March 7, 2013: While very few CARP members identify as LGBT, a wide majority, however, know someone, in their family, a friend or an acquaintance, who is gay. In line with national studies, about one half of those who are gay are in same sex marriages. The majority of members, more even … Read more

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The CARP Poll: Dementia Poll Report, February 21, 2014

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KEY FINDINGS The wide majority of members know someone with dementia, more than a third know a caregiver to someone with dementia (including one tenth of members) and a quarter claims to have a history of dementia in their family. Remaining active and social is seen as the key to avoiding the onset of dementia, which may be foreshadowed by … Read more

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CARP Fire Safety/Public Health/Reform Bill Poll Report

CARP Fire Safety/Public Health/Reform Bill Poll Report

Key Findings – Fire Safety February 7, 2013: Members agree overwhelmingly that fire codes must demand all seniors’ living facilities be retrofitted for sprinklers, and that there be a national set of fire safety standards for these buildings. Just one third think sprinklers should be required equipment in seniors’ residences and long term care facilities only, and as many as … Read more

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