Americans do not know what it takes to be financially secure in retirement, according to the results of a survey by the MetLife Mature Market Institute.

Of the 1,213 pre-retirees ages 56 to 65 who took the 15-question survey, the majority answered only five of the questions correctly, illustrating that there are misperceptions in a number of core areas, including life expectancy, inflation, retirement income/savings, long-term care insurance and Social Security, the report found.

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