This AARP survey explored the opinions of 600 registered Indiana voters ages 25-64 on retirement saving issues. One in seven registered voters said that their employer does not offer a retirement savings plan. Data from this survey found strong support among Indiana voters for a state retirement savings program and most agree that elected officials in the state should support legislation making it easier for workers to save for retirement.
Well over half of all registered voters say they feel anxious about having enough money to live comfortably in retirement and most are concerned about the negative impact of other expenses on their retirement savings like cost of living and health care expenses. Indiana registered voters believe retirement savings is important, and they are concerned that some residents may have inadequate savings and could end up relying on public assistance programs. The majority of voters surveyed say that they would take advantage of a state retirement savings plan.
Interviews were conducted between March 21 and April 2, 2019. The sample was drawn from a registered voter list. Half (300) of the interviews were conducted via landline phone and half (300) were conducted via cell phone. All data are weighted by age and gender according to the March 2019 Indiana voter database statistics.
Sauer, Jennifer. 2019 AARP Survey of Indiana Registered Voters on Retirement Security. Washington, DC: AARP Research, April 2019. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00287.001