The AARP New Mexico Retirement Security Survey explored the opinions of 803 registered voters age 25-64 in New Mexico on retirement saving issues. Data from this survey found strong support among registered voters for a state retirement savings program and most agree that elected officials in the state need to support legislation making it easier for workers to save for retirement.
Well over two-thirds of all registered voters say they feel anxious about having enough money to live comfortably in retirement and are concerned about the negative impact of other expenses on their retirement savings like health care and cost of living expenses. New Mexico registered voters believe retirement savings is important. Considering that over one in five registered voters say their employer does not offer a retirement savings plan, a state program would be well received—the majority of these workers say they would be likely to take advantage of it.
A total of 803 telephone interviews were conducted (273 via landline telephones and 530 via cell phone) from December 4, 2018 through December 18, 2018. Interviews were conducted in both English and Spanish, based on respondent preference (797 in English and 6 in Spanish). The study included an oversample of registered voters who indicated their household income was $35,000 or less. The combined data (base and oversample) are weighted by age and gender according to New Mexico state voter database statistics and by household income & age according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics for New Mexico (2018 Current Population Survey [CPS] Annual Social and Economic Supplement). The registered voter database for New Mexico does not include household income information.
Sauer, Jennifer. AARP New Mexico Retirement Security Survey. Washington, DC: AARP Research, February 2019. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00283.001
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