Americans support Social Security and are willing to pay more to preserve and even improve benefits, according to a new survey released Jan. 31 by the nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).
The study, Strengthening Social Security: What Do Americans Want?, finds a sharp contrast between what Americans say they want and changes being discussed in Washington, such as cutting benefits by using a “chained” Consumer Price Index to determine Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).
In fact, large majorities of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, agree on ways to strengthen Social Security — without cutting benefits. Fully 74% of Republicans and 88% of Democrats agree that “it is critical to preserve Social Security even if it means increasing Social Security taxes paid by working Americans.” To see the full results of the survey, go to //tinyurl.com/bkrckgy. For a Reuters article about the survey, go to //tinyurl.com/a4w27b9.