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Elderly Americans More Comfortable with Their Appearance

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:05:08 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Getting older can be a source of dread for many, but one poll suggests the elderly seem to be a lot more comfortable with their looks compared to younger groups.

Gallup asked 85,000 adults if they "agree" or "strongly agree" about always feeling good about their appearance, and 66 percent of those 65 or older chose one of those options.

Meanwhile, only 54 percent in the 35-64 age group said they "agree" or "strongly agree" with feeling happy about their looks, while 61 percent of those 18-to-34 concurred with the statement.

As for gender, men were more confident about their appearance than women until much later in life, while African Americans and Hispanic Americans liked the way they looked more so than either Asian Americans or whites.

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