The majority of Americans oppose changing the tax rules that govern retirement savings, according to a survey by the Coalition to Protect Retirement, a group of America's leading supporters of retirement savings plans.

Eighty-seven percent of respondents and 95 percent of those who have a tax-deferred retirement plan like a 401(k) said they believe retirement savings should be "off limits" to Congress and not a source of new revenue for the government. 

The survey, which was conducted in mid-October, shows widespread support across political parties for maintaining the current tax treatment for retirement savings vehicles, such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans and IRAs.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.