Do you believe death is a grim experience? If you do, you’re not alone. First Globals are the most likely to believe that death is a grim experience, with 51.5% of First Globals strongly or somewhat agreeing with this statement. But surprisingly, only 34.9% of those over 65 strongly or somewhat agreed that death is a grim experience. Other generations fall in between First Globals and those over 65.
Given that people over 65 are likely to be closer to their own death than younger people, why are younger people more likely to say death is a grim experience? Do you think people become more accepting and less scared of death as they grow older?