Although recent studies have shown that the number of multigenerational households in the U.S. is rising, the living situation is not a preferred one by the older generation, a new report says.
More than two thirds of respondents to a June 2012 Gallup poll feel otherwise.
Less than one third (31%) of those surveyed for a June 2012 Gallup & Robinson research project on aging and quality of life said they would live with a younger family member when they could no longer live on their own.
By contrast, more than half (51%) expressed willingness to have an older parent move in with them when they could no longer live on their own.
In reality, as of 2010 about 17% of the population was living in multigenerational households, according to Pew Research Studies, and some senior housing builders are considering this trend in new development.
Check out Gallup & Robinson, Inc.’s Aging and Quality of Life Research.
Written by Alyssa Gerace