Essential Report

Pension age

Apr 8, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of raising the pension age to 70 years by 2035?

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   April 2014
Total approve 21% 26% 16% 20% 16% 28% 20%
Total disapprove 69% 63% 73% 65% 74% 63% 71%
Strongly approve 5% 7% 3% 4% 5% 6% 4%
Approve 16% 19% 13% 16% 11% 22% 16%
Disapprove 30% 26% 33% 29% 29% 31% 31%
Strongly disapprove 39% 37% 40% 36% 45% 32% 40%
Don’t know 11% 12% 11% 16% 10% 9% 9%

Only 21% approve of the raising the pension age to 70 years and 69% disapprove. Women (73%) are more likely to disapprove than men (63%). There were not major differences by income.

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