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.

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