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AARP Members in Hawaii Issues of Importance The top health care concern for AARP members is staying sharp mentally (82%).

The top economic security concern for AARP members is Social Security (76%).

In addition to staying sharp mentally, other top health care concerns expressed by members in Hawaii include: • Staying healthy (82%) • Medicare (76%) • Having adequate health insurance coverage (75%) • Paying for health care expenses (65%)

In addition to Social Security, other top economic security concerns expressed by members in Hawaii include: • Maintaining finances in retirement (64%) • Security of retirement plans (59%) • Financial planning for the future (57%) • Managing debt (41%)

Six in ten members say they are extremely or very concerned about declining physical health or chronic conditions.

Members in Hawaii may well be this concerned about their health given events they experienced in the last year. Nearly one in four members says their physical health has declined in the last 12 months, and almost one in five has experienced a hearing/vision loss or difficulty walking. Decline in physical health

23%

Hearing/vision loss

19%

Difficulty walking

17%

Memory loss

12%

Major change due to illness

9% 0%

5% 10% 15% 20% 25%

Two in three members are extremely or very concerned about staying in their home as they age.

Over four in ten members in Hawaii are also concerned about finding quality long-term care (42%), and half are concerning about paying for long-term care (49%). Concern about long-term care issues may even be higher for members who have directly experienced the following in the last 12 months: • Began caring for parent/older relative (5%) • Parent/older relative moved into nursing home (5%) • Began caring for spouse (3%) • Parent moved into member’s home (1%) AARP 2010 National Member Opinion Survey: Hawaii Findings

These may be more than just concerns to members who have directly experienced a reduction in income (29%) or savings (28%) in the last 12 months. Other members experienced a debt problem (14%) or loss of a job (7%). Nearly eight in ten members are extremely or very concerned about consumer fraud or identity theft.

Members in Hawaii are also concerned about finding the best deals (72%), unfair financial practices (67%), and online safety and security (57%). Over half of members rate their community excellent or very good as a place for older people to live.

Six in ten members in Hawaii are concerned about affording the costs of their utilities, and two in three members are concerned about state government cutting services and raising taxes and fees. Excellent

24%

Community Rating Very Good Good

31%

27%

Fair

Poor

7%

1%

Nearly a third of members (31%) have contacted a public official to make their views known on an issue in the last 5 years.

In addition, at least one in seven members in Hawaii have also: • Contributed money to a candidate or political party (27%) • Attended a political event or town meeting (20%) • Contacted a newspaper, radio, or TV show to make their views known on an issue (14%) 1


Hawaii 2010 Member Opinion Survey Annotated Questionnaire 2010 Weighted n=721; Response Rate=36%; Sampling Error= Âą3.7% Not all percentages will equal 100% due to rounding and multiple responses. These survey results are part of a larger, proprietary AARP member survey that included questions on how members would like to interact with the organization, enjoyment of publications, and interest in local activities. Section I -- Questions in this Section are not for public release. Section II 1. Please rate your own level of concern or interest on the following: Personal Interests and Issues a. Learning new things Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 27% 35% 22% 4% 2% 10%

b. Spending time on hobbies and personal interests Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 20% 32% 27% 7% 3% 12%

c. Spending time with family and friends Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 30% 39% 15% 4% 2% 11%

d. Traveling Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 22% 32% 21% 10% 4% 12%

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Health Care Issues e. Having adequate health insurance coverage Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 46% 29% 8% 4% 3% 10%

f. Medicare (benefits, solvency, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 45% 31% 8% 3% 3% 10%

g. Staying healthy (physical fitness, diet, nutrition, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 52% 30% 7% 2% 1% 9%

h. Finding doctors, medical treatments, and hospitals Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 29% 26% 20% 9% 4% 12%

i. Paying for health care expenses (co-pays, uncovered expenses, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 35% 30% 14% 7% 4% 11%

j. Paying for prescription drugs Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 35% 28% 14% 8% 4% 12%

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k. Staying sharp mentally Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 53% 29% 7% 2% 1% 9%

l. Declining physical health or chronic conditions Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 31% 29% 17% 7% 3% 13%

Economic/Financial Issues m. Financial planning/saving for the future Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 25% 32% 20% 8% 5% 11%

n. Social Security (benefits, solvency, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 43% 33% 11% 3% 2% 8%

o. Public assistance benefits available to you (Medicaid, SSI, low income housing, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

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Hawaii 21% 19% 19% 16% 12% 12%

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p. Maintaining finances in retirement Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 34% 30% 15% 6% 5% 11%

q. Solvency and security of retirement plans Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 29% 30% 16% 7% 7% 13%

r. Managing debt (credit cards, mortgage, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 19% 22% 22% 12% 12% 13%

s. Providing financial support for a family member Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 15% 19% 24% 15% 14% 13%

Employment Issues t. Retirement alternatives (second careers, phased retirement, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 14% 19% 18% 16% 19% 14%

u. Your rights against age discrimination in the workplace Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 16% 17% 17% 17% 19% 13%

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v. Understanding retirement plans (benefits, security, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 19% 23% 17% 14% 14% 13%

w. Starting/maintaining your own business Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 7% 9% 15% 20% 34% 15%

x. Having good employment opportunities Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 11% 14% 16% 17% 28% 14%

y. Learning new skills for a new career Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 8% 13% 18% 19% 29% 14%

Consumer Issues z. Protecting yourself against consumer fraud/identity theft Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 44% 33% 10% 3% 2% 9%

aa. Finding the best deals and discounts Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 33% 39% 14% 3% 1% 10%

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bb. Keeping up with new products and technology Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 24% 32% 26% 4% 2% 12%

cc. Protecting against unfair/deceptive financial practices Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 35% 32% 15% 4% 2% 12%

dd. Affording the cost of your utilities Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 28% 32% 19% 7% 4% 11%

ee. Online safety and security Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 27% 30% 19% 7% 6% 12%

Community Issues ff. Getting together with others in local community groups Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 5% 15% 37% 22% 9% 13%

gg. Volunteering in your local area Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 5% 16% 35% 20% 11% 13%

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hh. Getting around in your community (transportation, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 9% 19% 26% 22% 12% 13%

ii. Housing options (senior living, affordable housing, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 10% 18% 22% 20% 16% 13%

Independent Living and Long-Term Care Issues jj. Finding quality long-term care for you or a family member Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 17% 25% 23% 12% 10% 13%

kk. Staying in your own home as you get older Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 35% 30% 15% 4% 5% 11%

ll. Providing care for a spouse or older relative Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 19% 25% 19% 10% 14% 13%

mm. Paying for long-term care (nursing home, home health, etc.) Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 22% 27% 21% 9% 9% 13%

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nn. Driving or getting around despite physical limitations Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

Hawaii 16% 23% 26% 11% 11% 13%

Government Issues oo. Having an organization represent your needs and interests in national or state government Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer pp. Having an organization provide information on candidates and elections Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer qq. State government cutting services while raising taxes/fees Extremely Interested/Concerned Very Somewhat Not Too Not At All Interested/Concerned No answer

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Hawaii 31% 30% 19% 4% 5% 11% Hawaii 21% 29% 23% 7% 8% 12% Hawaii 36% 30% 15% 3% 5% 12%

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2. In the last 12 months, have you volunteered any of your time to help an organization or cause? Hawaii Yes, one organization/cause 23% Yes, two or more organizations/causes 21% No 49% No answer 8% 3. How many organizations that do charitable work have you or anyone in your household contributed money to in the last 12 months? Hawaii None 12% One 11% Two or three 33% Four to six 20% Seven to nine 6% Ten or more 9% No answer 8% 4. How many organizations that work to influence local, state, or national government have you or anyone in your household contributed money to in the last 12 months? None One Two or three Four to six Seven to nine Ten or more No answer

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Hawaii 42% 17% 25% 5% 1% 1% 10%

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5. Which of the following events have affected your life or your spouse/partner's life over the last 12 months? (Check all that apply) Hawaii Marriage 3% Divorce or separation 3% Child began attending college 4% Marriage of a child 2% Birth of a grandchild 11% Adult child moved back home 6% Grandchild moved into your home 3% Began providing care for your spouse 3% Death of your spouse 7% Death of other family member or close friend 21% Experienced hearing or vision loss 19% Experienced memory loss 12% Experienced difficulty walking 17% Stopped driving 5% Parent/older relative moved into nursing home 5% Loss of health insurance 2% Reduction in income 29% Experienced a debt problem 14% Parent moved into your home 1% Change of residence 4% Improvement in physical health 8% Decline in physical health 23% Began caring for your parent or older relative 5% Survived a major illness 7% Loss of job 7% Began a new job or career 3% Started own business 2% Retirement 11% Reduction in savings or assets 28% Major change in diet or activity level due to illness 9% No answer 21% 6. Within the last 5 years, in which of the following activities have you participated? (Check all that apply) Hawaii Phoned, wrote, or sent e-mail to a public official to make your views known on 31% an issue Contributed money to a candidate or political party 27% Volunteered to work on a campaign for a particular candidate or party 9% Wrote a letter or e-mail to a newspaper or called a radio or TV show to make 14% your views known on an issue Attended a political event or town meeting 20% Volunteered with a group working to influence local, state, or national 8% government Met with an elected official 14% Used social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to express political opinions 6% No answer 46% AARP 2010 National Member Opinion Survey: Hawaii Findings

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7. How often do you go online? This includes access from home, work, or elsewhere to an online service, the Internet or World Wide Web. Hawaii Never (Skip to Question 9) 25% Once a month or less 6% At least once a week 12% Daily 47% No answer 10% 8. Which of the following do you do online at least monthly? (n=540) Send or receive email Send or receive photos Read about products or topics Bank or make purchases Visit social networking sites Maintain a profile on social networking sites

Hawaii 82% 47% 63% 52% 22% 17%

9. Do you personally own a mobile (cellular) phone? Yes No No answer

Hawaii 76% 16% 9%

10. Which, if any, of the following do you do on a mobile (cellular) phone at least monthly? (Check all that apply) Hawaii Send or receive texts 24% Send or receive email 13% Talk 77% Send or receive pictures 17% Browse Internet 9% No answer 22% Section III -- Questions in this Section are not for public release. Section IV 1. Do you own or rent your primary residence? Own Rent No answer

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Hawaii 74% 15% 11%

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2. What type of home is your primary residence? Single family home Mobile home Town home/Duplex Apartment Condominium/Coop Other No answer

Hawaii 65% 0% 5% 7% 10% 2% 11%

3. How would you rate your community as a place for older people to live? Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor No answer

Hawaii 24% 31% 27% 7% 1% 9%

4. Are you‌ Male Female No answer

Hawaii 43% 48% 8%

5. What is your age? Under 50 years 50 to 54 years 55 to 59 years 60 to 64 years 65 to 69 years 70 to 74 years 75 to 79 years 80 to 84 years 85 to 89 years 90+ years No answer Median

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Hawaii 0% 6% 15% 18% 17% 11% 11% 8% 3% 1% 10% 66

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6. What is your current employment status? Self-employed full-time Self-employed part-time Employed full-time Employed part-time Unemployed (looking for work) Retired (not working at all) SKIP to Question 8 Homemaker Other No answer

Hawaii 5% 5% 23% 6% 3% 43% 2% 1% 12%

7. Have you retired from a previous career? (n=408) Yes No No answer

Hawaii 26% 55% 19%

8. What is the highest level of education you have achieved? Some high school or less High school graduate Technical or vocational school graduate Some college or a 2-year college degree Four year college graduate Postgraduate work No answer

Hawaii 3% 13% 8% 23% 18% 22% 13%

9. Are you of Spanish, Latino or Hispanic origin? Yes No No answer

Hawaii 3% 85% 12%

10. What race do you consider yourself? White-Caucasian Black or African American Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Asian American Indian or Alaska Native Other No answer

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Hawaii 37% 1% 12% 38% 0% 5% 8%

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11. What is your current marital status? Married (Continue) Widowed (Skip to Question 15) Separated (Skip to Question 15) Living with Partner (Continue) Divorced (Skip to Question 15) Never Married (Skip to Question 15) No answer

Hawaii 53% 17% 1% 3% 14% 6% 6%

12. What is your spouse or partner's age? (n=404) Under 50 years 50 to 54 years 55 to 59 years 60 to 64 years 65 to 69 years 70 to 74 years 75 to 79 years 80 to 84 years 85 to 89 years 90+ years No answer Median

Hawaii 7% 11% 17% 19% 16% 9% 10% 4% 4% 0% 3% 64

13. Is your spouse or partner of Spanish, Latino or Hispanic origin? (n=404) Yes No No answer

Hawaii 2% 93% 6%

14. What race does your spouse or partner consider himself/herself? (n=404) White-Caucasian Black or African American Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Asian American Indian or Alaska Native Other No answer

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Hawaii 34% 1% 11% 47% 0% 5% 3%

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15. Besides yourself, who else now lives in your household? (Check all that apply, including spouse or partner if applicable) Hawaii Spouse/partner 35% Child/children under 18 6% Child/children 18 or older 23% Grandchildren under 18 9% Grandchildren 18 or older 3% Parents/parents-in-law 4% Other relatives 5% No other people in your household 35% Others not related to you or your spouse/partner 3% No answer 7% 16. Does any disability, handicap, or chronic disease keep you or your spouse or partner from participating fully in work, school, housework, or other activities? Hawaii Yes, myself 14% 8% Yes, my spouse or partner No 72% No answer 6% 17. What was your total pre-tax income from all sources in 2009? $15,000 or less $15,001 to $25,000 $25,001 to $35,000 $35,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $75,000 $75,001 to $100,000 $100,001 to $120,000 $120,001 to $150,000 $150,001 or more No answer

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Hawaii 6% 9% 10% 14% 17% 13% 8% 4% 5% 14%

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Methodology In May 2010, AARP surveyed a stratified random sample of 125,000 AARP members. Each member received up to four contacts: a pre-notification postcard, the survey, a reminder postcard, and a second survey if the first had not been received by the date of the second mailing. Surveys sent to Puerto Rico were sent in both Spanish and English. A total of 38,003 members returned their surveys for a response rate of 30 percent. In Hawaii, 2,000 surveys were mailed, and 721 were returned for a state response rate of 36 percent. The sampling error for Hawaii respondents is Âą3.7 percent. Data were weighted to precisely match the survey data to the membership base in Hawaii. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA su Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AARP Research & Strategic Analysis For more information, please contact Brittne Nelson at: 202.434.6307 or e-mail bnelson@aarp.org


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