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"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full", John 15:11.
  • More than 75% of Americans who were surveyed said that Social Security will be a vital part of their retirement funding. Approximately 90% say that as a result of the recession, Social Security is more important to them than ever before since it can provide the security of a dependable income. This finding is significant in that some 30 million American citizens are expected to retire within the next 10 years.

    In a survey of almost 1,500 adults conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group, 90% of the people they surveyed said that they were concerned about Social Securitie's ability to pay benefits for the next generation. Only 44% of people surveyed not presently receiving retirement benefits expressed confidence that Social Security would be available when they retire.

    Of the people currently receiving monthly benefits, more than 90% said that it was an important part of their monthly income. Some 70% indicated that the funds were extremely important, while approximately 45% of beneficiaries suggested that without the monthly funds they would not be able to afford some of their basic living expenses.

    For more information from this survey see: Reno, Virginia P. and Joni Lavery (2009). Economic Crisis Fuels Support for Social Security: Americans' Views on Social Security, Washington, DC: National Academy of Social Insurance, August.

    Express your thoughts to your congressmen and make financial preparations for your own retirement by saving or investing as much as possible.

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