Life in Your Early 50s Survey

The Life in Your Early 50s Survey (previously known as the Age 50 Survey) has now started. It will take us around 12 months to get round to interviewing you all, so it may be some months before you receive your invitation to take part.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we started the survey by video call using Microsoft Teams. We received positive feedback from study members, so we are continuing to conduct some interviews by video call. If you would prefer for an interviewer to visit you at home, please let the interviewer know this preference when they contact you.

What we will ask

The survey will consist of an interview, a paper self-completion questionnaire, and an online dietary questionnaire. In the interview, we will ask you about some familiar topics, including your relationships with friends and family, your employment and income, and your physical and mental health. We’ll also ask you about how your life continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To see how your experiences and circumstances at this important stage in your lives might differ from previous generations, we’ll be asking you questions that participants in earlier studies have answered during their early 50s.

Related downloads

Life in Your Early 50s – Survey Guide