AARP Research

A Common Sense Approach: The 2015 Kentucky Work and Save Plan

Survey findings show four in five Kentucky Registered Voters age 35-64 are concerned about Kentuckians having insecure retirements due to low retirement savings. Many are anxious about their own retirement savings, and most wish they had more money saved for retirement.

Kentucky registered voters see the value of workplace retirement savings. Across a spectrum of political views, seven in ten support a state retirement savings plan that would help Kentucky residents build their own private retirement savings.

Key findings include the following:

  • Across political views, three in four support a Kentucky retirement savings plan.

  • Across political views, eight in ten agree that elected officials should support a retirement savings plan and many are concerned about retirement insecurity in Kentucky.

  • Kentucky adults favor an easy to use, low cost plan that follows employees from job to job.

The AARP 2015 Kentucky Work and Save Survey was conducted in English by Precision Opinion from August 13 to August 27, 2015 as a telephone survey among registered voters age 35-64.  The interviews collected the opinions of Kentucky residents on retirement security, savings options, and a proposed state work and save legislation.  The sample utilized a voter list.  For more information contact Brittne Nelson at BNelson@aarp.org.

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