2017 National Plan Participant Study

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Employees Want Plan Features that Accelerate Retirement Savings

View the video to review findings from our 5th national survey of DC Plan Participants and gain insight into their mindset.


Survey Methodology:
The survey was conducted between July 27 and August 3, 2017. Respondents included full-time workers between 25 and 65, currently participating in their employer’s retirement plan, intending to retire at some point and not working for the government. A total of 1,504 respondents completed the survey. The data was weighted to reflect the makeup of key demographics (gender, income, and education) among all American private sector plan participants between the ages of 25 and 65 (according to estimates from the 2012 U.S. Consumer Population Survey).

Percentages in the tables and charts may not total to 100 due to rounding and/or missing categories.

Data collection and analysis were completed by Mathew Greenwald and Associates of Washington, D.C.

This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.