The vast majority of Americans – 86 percent – believe the nation faces a retirement crisis, while nearly as many don't think Washington lawmakers are doing enough to help, according to a report from the National Institute on Retirement Security.

The poll also found that nearly three-quarters of those it surveyed are concerned about their ability to achieve a secure retirement, while two-thirds indicated they would be willing to take less in salary increases in exchange for guaranteed income in retirement

"The data evidence is irrefutable that the nation faces a retirement crisis," Diane Oakley, NIRS executive director, said. "This poll reveals that Americans understand the severity of this crisis, and they want action and reform."

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