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Table 3
Resources used to deal with change: An overview by life stage, 2008

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  Overall Life stage
Young adults
(aged 20 to 29)
Career and family formation
(aged 30 to 44)
Mid-life
(aged 45 to 64)
Seniors
(aged 65 and over)
percentage
Type of resource used1
Family 69 75 68* 65* 68*
Close friends 59 64 61 56* 49*
Professionals (including doctors) 45 36 46* 48* 58*
Internet 39 50 47 31* 11*
Co-workers 36 36 44* 37 5*
Other friends 35 34 39 35 28*
Other media/information sources 34 36 39 31 22*
Business people (including employer) 32 33 35 33 12*
Neighbours 23 15 23* 25* 34*
Social service or health organization 21 17 22* 22* 25*
Government resources (all levels of government) 16 17 19 14 10*
Public institutions (for example, libraries or universities) 13 25 13* 8* 4E*
Religious organization 11 9 11 13* 16*
Law or justice organization 6 4 7* 7* 3E
Other community organization 6 5E 7 6 6
Most helpful resource in dealing with change2
Family 44 52 42* 39* 43*
Professionals (including doctors) 14 6 12* 18* 26*
Close friends 11 12 13 11 8
Internet 7 8 9 6 x
Business people (including employer) 4 3E 4 4 x
Social service or health organization 4 2E 3 6* 8E*
Government resources (all levels of government) 3 4E 3 3 2E
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from the reference group at p < 0.05
1. Respondents could report more than one type of resource to deal with the change of greatest impact.
2. Only the most commonly identified resources are shown.
Only those identifying at least one resource are included.
Note: This table includes respondents aged 20 and over who experienced at least one major change in the last 12 months.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.