A solid majority of American, 59 percent, is worryied about not having enough money for their golden years, surpassing eight other financial issues, according to a Gallup poll.

A majority of Americans have reported being "very" or "moderately" worried about retirement savings every year since 2001, illustrating that saving for retirement rattles Americans in both good and bad economic times.

After retirement, American's next top fear is being unable to afford medical costs in the event of a serious illness or accident, which has 53 percent of respondent fretting. Third is loss of the ability to maintain their current standard of living, with nearly half of the respondents citing that as a major concern.

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