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Baby boomers are the most pessimistic age group

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – With the oldest baby boomers turning 65 next month, they’re getting cranky!  We’re not talking “get off my lawn;” a new study suggests it’s more of a deep-seated disenchantment.

Paul Taylor, executive vice-president of the Pew Research Center in the US says boomers are more pessimistic than other age groups.  “They are less likely to say they are outdoing their parents and they are less likely to say their children are going to outdo them.”

He adds 80 per cent of boomers are dissatisfied with the way things are going today and that’s more than any other age group.  Over the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every single day.