Sources of retirement income in the U.S. 2016, by generation

The statistic above gives information about the expected sources of retirement income in the United States among different generations. In 2016, 76 percent of Generation X respondents expect self-funded savings and investments to be the source of their income after their retirement.

Which of the following do you expect to be sources of income to cover your living expenses after you retire?

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Release date

August 2016


United States

Survey time period

April 11 –May 12, 2016

Number of respondents

4,161 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. workers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

According to the source:
Millennial: Born 1979 -2000
Generation X: Born 1965 -1978
BabyBoomer: Born 1946 -1964.

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