Three-quarters of respondents said all workers should be able to access a pension plan, and that the government should make it easier for employers to offer them.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made Americans COVID-19 more anxious about their retirement prospects, and many long for the days when pensions were the dominant retirement savings plan, according to a report from the National Institute on Retirement Security.

The Retirement Insecurity 2021 survey found 51% of respondents doubt their ability to achieve financial security when they stop working, and one-third of workers have changed their retirement date or are thinking about it — two-thirds of those are looking at a later date than they had anticipated, thanks to the pandemic.

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