Saga Populus Poll

Survey Results

The Saga Populus Panel is the largest research panel, gauging the attitudes and opinions of today's over 50s in the UK.

Your views help SAGA  understand what you see as important issues for over 50s and we will communicate those concerns to  government and others. We hope you can spare 10 minutes each month to complete the survey.

If you would like to sign up to take part in the Saga Populus poll please email

The Saga Populus Panel is the largest monthly survey of over 50s opinion in the UK. A list of subjects, by month are listed below. The full results are broken down by region. If you would like copies of any of the Saga Populus Panel results please contact the Saga press office on 01303 771529.

The information contained in our survey results is intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions.

Date Panel size Topics PDF download
 Jan 2015 9,116   GP appointments, most feared condition, renewing wedding vows, share dealing, exercise  
 Dec 2015 9,042 

 Driving, financial predictions, 2016 holidays, apps, EU referendum

Nov 2015 10,044  Christmas, care, driving  Download
Oct 2015  9,986  Energy, health, sink holes, VW scandal Download 
 Sept 2015 9,399 Pets, online banking and contactless cards, dress sizes, carrier bags, retirement living Download 
 Aug 2015 9,794   Saving for granchildren, health, travel, car parking, assisted dying, winter fuel allowance  Download
July 2015 9,521  Landlords, motoring, share dealing, health and falls, news publications Download 
 June 2015 10,141  Driving distractions, grandlords,  BBC Licence Fee, National Lottery  Download
 May 2015  10,991 Experiences of NHS, motoring, volunteering, politics  Download
 Apr 2015  9,885  Travel intentions, items lost outside the home, medical care  Download
 Mar 2015 10,462  Care cap, do pets keep you healthy, winter fuel payments  Download
 Feb 2015  11,168  Travel plans, employment and self employment, driverless cars  Download
 Jan 2015  10,015 Smoking, change in holiday habits, driving costs, medication, retirement   Download
 Dec 2014  7,005 Holidays, financial predictions, driving concerns, Autumn Statement, mortgages, pensioner bonds  Download
Nov 2014   10,010 Christmas babysitting, pensions, IHT, hospitals, lottery, unusual funerals,    Download
 Oct 2014 10,176  Energy costs, dental, keeping in touch on holiday, pension drawdown, West Lothian question  Download 
 Sept 2014 9,794  Pensioner benefits, retirement plans, travel insurance, carers, car tax   Download
 Aug 2014 10,080  Holiday preparation,  care, hospital parking, tv debates  Download
 July 2014 9,918  Top travel destinations, vinyl countdown, grandchildren at university, Noisy hospitals, politics   Download
June 2014  9,944 

Nautical knowledge, pet ownership and top ten names, travel budgets, politics






















May 2014  10,630 Car ownership, landlords, Summer festivals, holiday and Bank Holidays   Download
 Apr 2014 10,657 

European elections, life expectancy, pensions, second lifers, holiday preparations, gardening






















 Mar 2014  10,716 Over 50s views on airports, home ownership and important features, TV licence civil or criminal offence?  Download 
 Feb 2014  11,780  GP appointments, suitcases, UK flooding, house valuations, carrier bag charges, National Insurance  Download
 Jan 2014   9,685 Cash ISAs, pensions and retirement, technology upgrades, Scottish Independence and sexual relationships  Download
Dec 2013   12,365  Keeping warm in winter, organ donor registration, travel  Download
Nov 2013 11,138  Neighbours, holidays, the economy, Green Levy, Christmas   Download
 Oct 2013  10,505 GP access, driving, breakdowns, travelling, collecting, working status    Download
 Sept 2013  10,045 Healthcare, family relationships, trust in professionals, reading   Download
 Aug 2013  11,729  Health and GP visits, retirement activities, divorce  Download
 July 2013  11,211 Pet ownership, personal health, driving distractions, bucket list, EU referendum, MP wages   Download
June 2013   9,349  Looking after grandchildren, family values, social care cap, NHS, marriage  Download
May 2013  10,253 Financial planning, retirement, travel, pensioner benefits, rocky horror show, voting   Download
 Apr 2013  10,350 Children and home insurance, perceptions of the NHS, Fitness, voting intentions   Download
 Mar 2013 8,577  Mortgage repayments, insurance and finances, motoring, elderly care costs  Download 
 Feb 2013  8,979 Driving fears, credit cards, holiday reads, savings   Download
 Jan 2013  8,989 Standard of living, health insurance, Valentines, home insurance, business  Download
 Dec 2012  8,402  Wills and estate planning, grandchildren, learning new skills, moving home, travel   Download
Nov 2012 8,524 Pets, Christmas presents and spending, winter fuel and heating Download
Oct 2012 9,556 Well-being and cost of living, power of attorney and ease of use Download
Sept 2012 9,049 The ideal chancellor, illness, news sources, maintenance, pension policy, secure savings Download
Aug 2012 10,203 Legal issues, post-war Prime Ministers, grandchildren, savings accounts Download
July 2012 10,791 Well-being and cost of living, grandparents and summer holidays Download
June 2012 9,229 Trust in public figures, car repairs, marriage, legal services, government priorities Download
May 2012 8,659 Water use in a drought, life insurance, Queen's Jubilee, fathers, coalition policies Download
Apr 2012 10,008 Government and older citizens, standard of living and wellbeing, car ownership of electric/hybrid cars Download
Mar 2012 10,319 James Bond, April Fools, gardens, homes, savings, mansion tax, the economy, government policy Download
Feb 2012 10,862 Property ownership, employment, Cruises, ISAs, cars and pets abroad, government policy Download
Jan 2012 10,864 Health and wellbeing, Saga Quarterly Report, happiness, scottish independence, secret of a happy marriage Download
Dec 2011 10,332 Air travel and delays, benefits, perceptions of age, housing, insurance, travel gadgets Download

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10,889 Weather, health, holidays, festive season, happiness, savings, retirement Download
Oct   2011 11,994 Health and wellbeing, Saga Quarterly Report, happiness, charity giving, standard of living Download
Sept  2011 10,483 Exercise, Wii fit, retirement, pensions and annuitites, driving licences, winter fuel payment Download
Aug 2011  11,376 Trust in public figures, travel plans, pet travel, UK travel, holidays Download
July 2011 11,642 Saga Quarterly Report, happiness, health, wealth, spending, grandchildren Download
Jun 2011 11,279 Care homes, domicilliary care, NHS, relationships, women's clothing Download
May 2011 11,289 Dental services, mobile phones/Devices, retirement, care funding, economic squeeze, crime Download
Apr 2011  11,801  Saga Quarterly report, financial behaviour, charity shops, AV voting system  Download 
Mar 2011  12,523  Local elections, The Royal Wedding, Retirement, Mandatory Retirement, Money and Finances, Cost of Care Download 
Feb 2011  12,939  Employment, Forests, Finance, Healthcare, Social media, Perceptions of the over 50s  Download 
Jan 2011  13,403  Saga Quarterly report, Holidays and 1980's questions  Download 
Dec 2010  11,760  Financial predictions, Financial new year resolutions, Charity and Volunteering, Talking Travel, Cold Weather, Equitable Life, Funding for care  Download 
Nov 2010  13,412  Pensions, cheque payments, pet insurance and Christmas spend Download 
Oct 2010  12,339  Lifelong dreams, DR's and GP's, Health and Wealth  Download 
Sep 2010  12,943  Contacting your MP, Life dreams, Adult gap years, changing the clocks, Coronation Street, Sex and STI's Download 
Aug 2010  14,047  Bus passes, the NHS, Holidays, Home repairs, Money  Download 
Jul 2010  13,391  Outside care, Live-in care, Crime and punishment, International aid, Holidays  Download 
Jun 2010  13,040  Capital gains tax, Ageing, Charities  Download 
May 2010  13,800   General Election, The Environment/Green q's, Debt, Wine Download 
Mar 2010 14,271 Bees, Pets and Chocolate, Teenagers, Clarkson-esque behaviour, "The Pinch", Motorcyclists Download
Feb 2010 15,393 Radio 2, House buying history, Long Term Care, Retirement, ISA's, Holiday homes, Climate change Download
Jan 2010 15,688 Bringing generations together, visitors at home, credit cards, topical questions Download