About this study
This is the second Attitudes to Pensions survey, which we first
conducted in 2006. Results from the 2009 survey were published in
October 2010 and you can read the full report here and a summary of the report here.
The latest survey explores people's attitudes, knowledge, expectations and experiences in relation to retirement and pensions and to assess how these have changed over time.
The survey also examines public attitudes in light of important changes to people's working lives, such as the need to work for longer and the proposed increase in State Pension Age.
Potential policy impact
Findings from the study will be used by the Department of Work and Pensions when they consider pensions reform. It will allow them to evaluate the impact and potential impact of current and planned policies and to gain a detailed understanding of public behaviour, perceptions and concerns.
A random probability sample of adults aged between 18 and 69 in Great Britain were asked to complete a 50 minute CAPI interview covering their attitudes, expectations and behaviour in relation to planning for retirement in general and pensions in particular. 1,654 adults completed the interview and a substantive research report is now being produced, based on the information they provided.