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We wanted to know if and how death values differed from region to region, and what kinds of funeral plans people were considering for their own arrangements. Respondents were asked about everything from "Where is the best place to publish an obituary?" to "How do you want your remains to be handled when you die?" to "What is on your bucket list?"
The following age categories were surveyed:
These are the final results of our four-part study.
This report wraps up a year-long endeavor to find out what families value in regards to death, funeral arrangements and paying for end-of-life matters.
Though each region varied in their approaches to death, funeral preferences remained consistent. There is a strong desire for simple and affordable arrangements that reflect the personality of the deceased person. Focus of life (and death) seems to be shifting toward happiness, success and making the most of life, with an ambivalence toward the traditional funeral.
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