Half of Chilean senior citizens are optimists

A research study showed that a large part of the inhabitants of the country between 55 and 75 years of age have a much happier and more active life than before.


In Chile, senior citizens are a far cry from being a group of people with an unsociable and boring life. According to “The Fourth Generation”, a study of Chileans between 55 and 75 years old, half of the sample surveyed stated to be more optimistic than they were 10 years ago.

According to data provided by OMG Research Chile, among the characteristics of this generation is that it is made up of students, friends, couples, citizens and workers. In this sense, the report concludes that these people do not lead the same life style as their counterparts of yore.

On the contrary, the figures of the study reveal that this is a group of sociable and dynamic people. Thus, 50% state they are more optimistic than 10 years ago, 56% feel they are more active and 71% feel freer than before.


In addition, and with regard to other life plans, 18% of senior citizens within this age range indicate that the main dream they postponed in their lives was to have traveled more.


One of the biggest surprises of the study was the results obtained in the use oftechnology by senior citizens. The figures showed that 19% of them use the internet, a considerable increase in comparison with previous years.

They are also a generation that likes to play, because 10% of them state that they connect to the web to entertain themselves. Moreover, 12% use Google to search for information, whereas five years ago only 7% of them did.