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Confidence about retirement resources in the U.S. by generation 2009-2011

This statistic shows the confidence of American citizens in their private assets and income to last throughout their retirement years in 2009 and 2011, sorted by their respective generation. The silent generation was born between 1928 and 1945; the Boomer generation was born between 1946 and 1964; generation X was born between 1965 and 1980 and the Millennial generation was born between 1981 and 1993. 53 percent of the respondents of generation X were confident in their assets for retirement.

How confident are you that you will have enough income and assets to last throughout your retirement years?

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Release date

November 2011


United States

Survey time period

2009 and 2011

Number of respondents

2.003 adults*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Millennial (18-30 years olds): 353 people.
Generation X (31-46 year olds): 435 people.
Baby Boomer (47-65 year olds): 719 people.
Silent (66-83 olds): 412 people.

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