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Survey finds Slovenians stop feeling young at 44

People in the street. Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Slovenians stop feeling young at 44 and start feeling old at 57, according to a survey conducted by the market research company Mediana ahead of World Population Day, observed on 11 July. Compared to the average European, Slovenians stop feeling young a year later but start to feel old two years sooner.

The poll in Slovenia was a part of a global survey by the Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research and Opinion Poll that found that Europeans feel young the longest compared to the rest of the world.

While Slovenians feel young until the age of 44, the global average stands at 42 and the European average at 43. Croatians feel young as long as Slovenians and Serbs a year longer. In the Americas people stop feeling young at the age of 40.

The age when Slovenians start seeing themselves as old is 57. For Croatians, this age is 58, and 55 for Serbs. Meanwhile, Europeans find themselves old after turning 59, the highest age of all continents, and four years above the global average.

Apart from where they live, the way people experience their age also depends on their employment status and their level of education. The survey finds the ages when people stop feeling young and start experiencing themselves as old are lower today than they were in 2018.

The survey was carried out between December 2023 and January 2024 in 39 countries, among 33,866 people. In Slovenia, it was performed between 23 and 27 January 2024 among 700 respondents.


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