If the popular image of older Americans was set in stone by
the ArchieBunker character from the TV show "All in the Family" as a
rigid, evenbigoted person set in their ways and afraid of change, a new survey
suggests it might be time to change the channel.
University of Vermont Professor of Sociology Nick Danigelis
and colleagues dug deeper into how Americans’ perceptions and opinions change
— or don’t– as they grow older. Danigelis speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb
about the study.