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New Harris Survey Finds That Most Baby Boomers Underestimate Disability Risk
Date:3/7/2008

isease and diabetes.

"The survey shows that Baby Boomers need to be better educated about the risks and causes of disability to ensure they take appropriate steps to protect themselves," said Humphrey Taylor, Chairman of the Harris Poll.

The survey did find that most Baby Boomers accurately believe they are more likely to suffer a disability than premature death and that most disabilities occur outside of the workplace.

This is the first in a series of surveys assessing Baby Boomers' awareness of and knowledge about disability income protection. A memo outlining the survey findings is available here: http://www.ahip.org/content/default.aspx?docid=22626. The entire survey questionnaire can be found here: http://www.ahip.org/content/default.aspx?docid=22625.

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Harris Interactive conducted an online survey on behalf of AHIP between February 14 - 18 among a nationwide sample of 2,853 adults aged 18 and older, including 828 Baby Boomers aged 44 - 62. Data were weighted to be representative of the total U.S. adult population that is online on the basis of region, age within gender, education, household income and race/ethnicity, and for propensity to go online. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available.


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