This AARP survey explored the opinions of 600 registered Massachusetts voters ages 25-64 on retirement saving issues. Almost one in five registered voters said that their employer does not offer a retirement savings plan. Data from this survey found strong support among Massachusetts 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 cost of living, health care, and other expenses eating up their retirement savings. Massachusetts 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 May 1 and May 6, 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, gender, and race/ethnicity according to the April 2019 Massachusetts voter database statistics.
Sauer, Jennifer. 2019 Work and Save Survey: Massachusetts Registered Voters. Washington, DC: AARP Research, November 2019. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00315.001