TCRS Annual Retirement Survey

The Transamerica Annual Retirement Survey is now in its 18th year. The survey comprises research among nationally representative samples of American workers and employers, and is designed to explore attitudes and behaviors regarding retirement security and benefits. It is one of the largest and longest-running of its kind and is conducted through an independent research firm. TCRS reports include in-depth segmentation and comparison analysis of workers based on company size, gender, generation, household income, education and race/ethnicity. Findings of employers are examined on company size. 


18th Annual Retirement Survey (2017)

Here and Now: How Women Can Take Control of Their Retirement

In conjunction with National Women’s History Month which corresponds with International Women’s Day on, March 8, TCRS highlights findings from its 18th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers. TCRS has published research for more than a decade showing that women are at a greater risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement compared to men. This study covers research of more than 3,900 women workers in the U.S. and shines a light on their current retirement preparedness and outlook for their own retirement. With this study, TCRS aims to raise awareness of the retirement risks that women face and highlight opportunities where women can take greater control of their long-term financial security.


Wishful Thinking or Within Reach? Three Generations Prepare for “Retirement”

The 18th annual survey of more than 6,000 workers across the country examines the retirement-related promises and pitfalls faced by Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. The survey finds workers are planning to live long lives with visions of a “retirement” that includes both work and personal interests – but with obstacles negatively impacting their ability to achieve success.

17th Annual Retirement Survey (2016)

All About Retirement: An Employer Survey

As part of the 17th Annual Transameriica Retirement Survey of employees this study reports on how employers perceive their employees' vision of retiring, the extent to which employers have business practices to support them, and the current state of retirement benefits offered. The survey findings reveal four opportunities in which employers can help improve retirement security among workers.

Seventeen Facts About Women's Retirement Outlook

In conjunction with National Women’s History Month which corresponds with International Women’s Day on, March 8, TCRS highlights findings from its 17th Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers. TCRS research finds that women have unique challenges - and opportunities - in preparing for retirement.



16th Annual Retirement Survey (2015)


Retirees Survey (2015)


15th Annual Retirement Survey (2014)


14th Annual Retirement Survey (2013)


13th Annual Retirement Survey (2012)


12th Annual Retirement Survey (2011)


11th Annual Retirement Survey (2009-2010)


10th Annual Retirement Survey (2008-2009)


9th Annual Retirement Survey (2007)

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