New Social Security Poll Shows Strong Opposition to Cuts
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, February 04, 2013, 03:24 PM EST
Preeminent Nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) Releases Poll Showing Strong and Diverse Opposition to Any Social Security Cuts
National Social Security/Retirement Security Experts Available for Print, TV and Radio Interviews. Poll Results Show Strong Opposition to Cuts and Even Stronger Support for Paying More Taxes to Expand Social Security
National Academy of Social Insurance’s Jasmine Tucker & Social Security Works’ Nancy Altman are available for interviews this week to discuss the new poll showing the broad support that Social Security shares among the young and old.
• Americans don’t mind paying for Social Security because they value it for themselves (80%), for their families (78%), and for the security and stability it provides to millions of retired Americans, disabled individuals, and children and widowed spouses of deceased workers (84%).
• 84% believe current Social Security benefits do not provide enough income for retirees, and 75% believe we should consider raising future Social Security benefits in order to provide a more secure retirement for working Americans.
• 82% agree it is critical to preserve Social Security for future generations even if it means increasing Social Security taxes paid by working Americans, and 87% want to preserve Social Security for future generations even if it means increasing taxes paid by wealthier Americans.
Find the complete poll results and report here: http://www.nasi.org/sites/default/files/research/What_Do_Americans_Want.pdf