The sense of Congress is that...

3ocial Security needs major reforms in order to maintain the long-term viability of the program and save the federal budget. We need to consider raising the retirement age for younger workers, as well as limiting benefits for weathy retirees.

173

40%

262

60%

The minority position is that Social Security needs only minor reforms, with the primary goal being protecting benefits for seniors. Reforms like raising the retirement age or limiting benefits will break faith with workers who have paid into the system for decades.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, January 12-January 16, 2011, N=320, margin of error +/-5.5%