New Poll Shows Americans Aren't Willing to Cut Social Security to Reduce Deficit

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The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare will release a new nationwide survey of American's views on Social Security, deficits and proposed benefit cuts at a Capitol Hill news Conference on Thursday.

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation will release a new poll on American’s views on Social Security, proposals for raising the retirement age, and cutting benefits. The national telephone poll, conducted June 24-June 30th by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows a growing disconnect between the average American’s economic priorities and those being debated in Washington. Poll highlights include:

  •     Most Americans do not believe Social Security is a major cause of the deficit and they oppose changes in Social Security as part of a deficit reduction plan.
  •     A majority of those polled nationwide do not believe Social Security is a drain on the economy. To the contrary, they believe this recession underscores the critical role Social Security fills for families.
  •     Virtually all Americans polled believe that Social Security funds belong to the people who contributed them and their beneficiaries and that Social Security is a promise made to all generations that should not be broken.

Detailed results will be provided at a News Conference on Capitol Hill this week.

When:
Thursday, July 15th
1:00pm

Where:
H-137
U.S. Capitol

Who:
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) - Invited
Barbara B. Kennelly, President/CEO, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Andrew Smith, Ph.D., Director, University of New Hampshire Survey Center

The National Committee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization acts in the interests of its membership through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The work of the National Committee is directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.

Media Inquiries to:
Pamela Causey 202-216-8378/202-236-2123
Kim Wright 202-216-8414
http://www.ncpssm.org

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