Age 42 Survey

The Age 42 Survey took place between May 2012 and April 2013. Almost 10,000 of you took part.

What we asked

The Age 42 Survey involved a 60-minute interview which asked you about your relationships, your children, your parents, where you lived, your jobs and other things you had been doing since you were last interviewed, your income, qualifications and training, your health, smoking, drinking, exercise, identity, attitudes and values, religion and leisure activities.

You also took a vocabulary test, which was a shortened version of a test that you had taken when you were 16, which allowed us to examine how vocabulary levels had changed over time.