Retirement and Health Poll: Topline

Source: NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health, September 2011

From the press release:
One in four retirees think life in retirement is worse than it was before they retired, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health released today. The poll shows stark differences between what pre-retirees think retirement will be like, and what retirees say is actually the case….

…The poll focuses on views and experiences related to retirement among people over age 50, including not only people who have retired, but also people who plan to retire (“pre-retirees”) and those who do not plan to do so. It was conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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Related:
Retirement: Reality Not As Rosy As Expectations
Source: Jennifer Ludden, NPR, Morning Edition, September 27, 2011

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