Survey findings show that most Georgia Registered Voters ages 35-64 who are in the workforce hope to retire and stop working at the average age of 66, but many do not feel financially prepared for retirement.
Key findings include the following:
- Over half of respondents feel anxious about having enough money for retirement and most (87%) wish they had more money saved for retirement.
- Almost nine in ten agree that Georgia lawmakers should do more to make it easier for Georgia small business owners to offer a way to save for retirement.
- Nearly all registered voters agree that elected officials should support legislation that makes it easier for workers to save their own money for retirement.
The AARP Georgia Retirement Security Study was a telephone study among 1,000 registered voters ages 18-64 in Georgia on retirement savings issues. Interviews were conducted November 10 - November 27, 2016. Sample was drawn from a registered voter list. For more information contact Jennifer Sauer at JSauer@aarp.org.
Sauer, Jennifer. 2016 AARP Survey of Georgia Registered Voters Ages 35-64: State Retirement Savings Plan. Washington, DC: AARP Research, February 2017. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00154.001