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Retirement

Explore Gallup's research.

by Frank Newport

Americans greatly value and depend on the Social Security system, even as estimates show it will face significant financial challenges within 15 years.

Optimism among U.S. investors rose again in the third quarter after plateauing in the second quarter and is now hitting levels not reached since 2000.

Hourly workers are less satisfied than salaried workers with most tangible aspects of their jobs, including vacation time, retirement plans and pay.

U.S. investors are gaining confidence that they will be able to maintain the lifestyle they want throughout their retirement.