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56 percent say they would not want to live decades longer with such treatments.

53 percent say that the economy would not benefit from older people who could work longer.

51 percent say that living to 120 would be “a bad thing for society”; 41 percent say it would be a “good thing for society.”

14 percent want to live to be 78 years old or under; 4 percent would want to live to be 120.

Source: A Pew Research Center poll of 2.012 U.S. adults conducted March 21-April 8 and released Tuesday.

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