Essential Report

Support for retirees

Apr 19, 2016

Q. Do you think retirees receive too much, not enough or about the right support from the government?

  Total

 

  Men Women   Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Receive too much support 7% 9% 4% 10% 8% 2%
Receive not enough support 56% 51% 60% 47% 55% 66%
Receive about the right support 24% 27% 20% 23% 22% 28%
Don’t know 14% 14% 15% 20% 15% 4%

56% think that retirees do not receive enough support from the Government. Only 24% think they receive enough support and 7% think they receive too much support.

66% of those aged 55+ think they do not receive enough support compared to 47% of those aged under 35.

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