Ipsos/USA Today Data: Retirees

The latest wave of the Ipsos / USA Today Retirement poll has been released.

Ipsos/USA Today Data: Retirees

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  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Ipsos Public Affairs
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The latest wave of the Ipsos / USA Today Retirement poll has been released. Key findings from the study are below. 

Key Findings:

  • “Traveling” (55%) was the top response when respondents were asked how they planned on spending their retirement followed by “Spending more time with family” (54%) and “Volunteering” (35%).
  • 82% of respondents who had a household income greater than $50,000 said “Yes” to currently having retirement savings or investments compared to only 40% of respondents who made less than $50,000 saying the same thing.
    • Married (75%) respondents were also more likely than non-married (57%) to say “Yes” to having had retirement savings or investments.
  • When asked how concerned  (Very/Somewhat) they were with being to afford various health related costs during retirement, 65% said they were concerned with affording a major medical issue and 58% said they were concerned with being able to afford in-home medical care.

The topline results are available for download.

These are findings from Wave 2 of an Ipsos poll conducted from March, 13th to March 15th, 2017 on behalf of USA Today. For the survey, a sample of 1,152 adults ages 45-65 from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. Wave 1 was conducted January 11-16, 2017 among 1,205 adults ages 45-65. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points. The The credibility interval is adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,152, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=4.8). Post-hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, region, race/ethnicity and income.For more information about Ipsos online polling methodology, please go here: http://goo.gl/yJBkuf 

For more information on this news release please contact:

Chris Jackson
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
202.420.2011
chris.jackson@ipsos.com

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The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Vice President, US, Ipsos Public Affairs

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