Hey, Good Lookin’! Senior citizens feel best about their looks


“I always feel good about my physical appearance.”

Gallup recently asked more than 8,000 Americans whether they agreed or disagreed with that statement, and to rate their level of agreement on a 5-point scale with 5 meaning you strongly agree.

The young and old were the most comfortable with their looks.

Two-thirds, or 66%, of those 65 and older strongly agreed, with a 4 or 5 rating.

Next was the 18- to 34-year-old age group, at 61%.

Middle age, however, is not kind. Only 54% of the 35- to 64-year-olds are feelin’ good.


Other findings:

• Blacks and Hispanics are much more likely than whites and, to a lesser extent, Asians to say they always feel good about their appearance.

• Men are more likely than women to feel good about their appearance, though this margin narrows among older age groups.

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