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Polls Related to Retirement Security

One in Five Investors Have Tapped Into 401(k) Prematurely

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The majority of nonretired investors in the U.S. say their employer offers a 401(k) plan, and of these, 89% say they participate in it. Yet 21% of those who participate in such a plan say they have either taken out a 401(k) loan or even taken an early withdrawal from the plan in the last five years.

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Three-Quarters of Americans Worry About Having Enough Money to Retire (July 10, 2014)

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It's something that keeps many Americans up at night, tossing and turning, worrying about whether they have enough money to do a myriad of things - retire, meet unexpected costs, and so forth. Three-quarters of U.S.

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Pensions Are Top Income Source for Wealthier U.S. Retirees

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U.S. retirees with $50,000 or more in annual income are twice as likely as retirees below that threshold to say a work-sponsored pension plan is a major source of retirement funds. Instead, these lower-income retirees overwhelmingly cite Social Security as a major source of their retirement income.

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Income, Age Key Factors in Retirement Funding Expectations

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Nonretired Americans' expectations about which sources they will rely on to fund their retirement differ significantly by their annual household income.

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Retirement on the Edge: Women,Men, and Economic Insecurity After the Great Recession

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Retirement on the Edge shows Americans are under enormous financial stress and are worried about their retirement years. The survey findings also show resounding support for Social Security and Medicare across lines of gender, age, race/ethnicity, and party affiliation.

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Retirement and Health Poll: Topline

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One in four retirees think life in retirement is worse than it was before they retired, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health released today. The poll shows stark differences between what pre-retirees think retirement will be like, and what retirees say is actually the case.

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Survey: Redefining the American Dream

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Nearly half of U.S. adults say top financial goal is having enough money for retirement.

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Lack of Retirement Funds Is Americans' Biggest Financial Worry

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More Americans are worried about not having enough money for retirement (66%) than are worried about seven other financial matters Gallup asked about.

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AICPA Survey: Four in Ten Working Americans Say They’ll Never Afford Retirement

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Almost 40 percent of working Americans say they will never afford retirement, which, for the second year in a row, ranks as the nation’s most important financial concern, according to a telephone survey conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants by Harris Interactive.

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The 2011 Retirement Confidence Survey

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Workers’ Pessimism About Retirement Deepens, Reflecting “the New Normal”

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