Triggers to saving for retirement in the U.S. 2016

Reasons for starting to save for retirement in the United States as of August 2016

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 23, 2018
Triggers to saving for retirement in the U.S. 2016 The statistic shows the triggers to retirement saving in the United States as of 2016. In that year, 46 percent of the Americans stated that they started to save for retirement because their employer offered a retirement savings plan.
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Reasons for starting to save for retirement in the United States as of August 2016

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Share of respondents
An employer offered a retirement savings plan46%
I received information about retirement benefits from my employer26%
I reached a certain age20%
A positive role model influenced me18%
I saw somebody else struggle in retirement16%
I received guidance from a financial professional15%
My spouse/partner wanted to13%
My parents retired11%
I or a loved one had health issue7%
Share of respondents
An employer offered a retirement savings plan46%
I received information about retirement benefits from my employer26%
I reached a certain age20%
A positive role model influenced me18%
I saw somebody else struggle in retirement16%
I received guidance from a financial professional15%
My spouse/partner wanted to13%
My parents retired11%
I or a loved one had health issue7%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 23, 2018
The statistic shows the triggers to retirement saving in the United States as of 2016. In that year, 46 percent of the Americans stated that they started to save for retirement because their employer offered a retirement savings plan.
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