In One Chart: This is how Americans would like to die

When it comes to getting older, many Americans are on their own.

A majority of people in Japan (55%), Italy (78%) and Brazil (82%) all believe their government is responsible for financing the aging population, according to the study by The Economist and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, private foundation based in Menlo Park, Calif. The one exception? The U.S. Only 42% of American respondents felt the same. “These views are largely divided by party identification, as views of government responsibility generally are in the U.S., with Democrats more likely to place the responsibility on government and Republicans more likely to place it on families,” it added.

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