Over the years in politics, countries have seen the election of many presidents, some older, younger, male, female, etc. Similarly, debates about presidents’ ages surfaced when there were alleged reports of U.S. President Joe Biden planning to run for the 2024 elections again. By the 2024 presidential elections, President Joe Biden is expected to be over 80 years old. This sparked opinions worldwide on the ‘ideal’ age a president should be.

For this reason, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on younger vs. older presidents (Is Joe Biden too old to be president?) The survey aims to seek opinions on what the public ‘ideally’ thinks about the age of a president and whether age can be associated with the capabilities of a good president.


  • 79.94% agree US President Joe Biden is the oldest person elected to top US office
  • 51.19% prefer presidents with more relative experience and knowledge
  • 37.69% say the 20sare the ideal age for a candidate to be president

See what Over 47% of Respondents Feel about Younger vs. Older Presidents

Survey on Younger vs. Older Presidents ask respondents what they feel about President Joe Biden running for the next election in 2024 and being re-elected? In response, 47.29% believe he should run for the presidency again because age does not matter. Whereas 20.08% think he is too old to run for the 2024 elections. Interestingly, 10.2% said he should not, but for other reasons.

Figure 1: Percentage of respondents on Younger vs. Older Presidents

Then, the ‘Younger vs. Older Presidents’ survey asks respondents’ awareness of ‘is US President Joe Biden the oldest person elected to top US office?’ In reply, 79.94% say yes, and only 20.06% say no.

Next, the survey asks respondents’ feelings about president Joe Biden planning to run for election again in 2024. Here, 51.59% suggest that he should run for election, and 25.66% are unsure. Whereas 22.75% say that he shouldn’t run for election.

Respondents on Considering the Age Factor for Younger vs. Older Presidents

Accordingly, the survey asks, ‘why is age an important factor when selecting a candidate for president?’ All 58.6% replied that age could be a factor affecting cognitive abilities. Similarly, 16.68% feel that the age factor helps with relative experience. Meanwhile, 15.71% think age can be a factor affecting physical abilities. Conversely, 8.41% say it helps with comparative personal history.

Figure 2: Percentage of respondents on why age is an important factor for a presidential candidate

As for Younger vs. Older Presidents, the survey asks if age is an important factor in running for presidential elections. Here, a whopping 72.92% of responses say yes, it is vital. Meanwhile, 27.08% say no, it does not matter.

Likewise, the survey asks ‘why would older presidents make good future presidents?’ In response, 51.19% prefer presidents with more relative experience. While 16.74% feel older presidents have more relative knowledge and wisdom. Contrastingly, 12.55% say that older presidents would not make good future presidents. Furthermore, 10.34% believe age is just a number, depending on the candidate.

The Verdict on Younger vs. Older Presidents and Their Ideal Age

The survey on Younger vs. Older Presidents asks about the ideal age for a candidate to be president. Most respondents (37.69%) say the 20s, and 14.42% consider the 50s as the ideal president’s age. While 11.73% suggested the 40s, others (9.64%) chose the 60s, and 7% replied that there is no ideal age, it depends on the candidate.

Figure 3: Respondents’ opinion on the ideal age for a candidate to be president

The survey also reveals that 45.78% feel there’s more relative physical capability when asked ‘why would younger presidents make good future presidents’. A further 12.64% say a younger president will have much more relative cognitive capability. Moreover, 11% believe they can be comparatively well-versed with the ever-evolving technology. Moreover, 9% suggest younger presidents will bring new and refreshing insights.

Finally, the Younger vs. Older Presidents survey asked if respondents prefer younger or older presidential candidates. The majority of 38.96% chose older presidential candidates. At the same time, 20.68% prefer younger presidential candidates. The other, 19.25%, said it depends on the candidate.


Survey TitleSurvey on Younger vs Older Presidents
DurationJuly 19 – July 26, 2022
Number of Participants50,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.