What, Us Worry?

February 4, 2014 8:16 PM

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What, Us Worry?

Not that I want to compare Pew analysts, who carefully tabulated survey results from more than 22,000 people in 21 countries, to the “usual gang of idiots,” as the magazine often refers to its contributors. But look at this.

Among the many questions they asked respondents: “How much of a problem, if at all, is the growing number of older people in [your country]?” In East Asia, the proportion answering that it was a “major problem” was particularly high: 87 percent in Japan, 79 percent in South Korea and more than two-t...

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