TCRS Annual Retirement Survey

The Transamerica Annual Retirement Survey is now in its 21st 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 employment status (full-time/part-time), gender, generation, household income, education and race/ethnicity. Findings of employers are examined by company size and include comparisons to workers by company size. 

21st Annual Retirement Survey (2020)

20th Annual Retirement Survey (2019-2020)

19th Annual Retirement Survey (2018)

Retirees Survey (2018)

18th Annual Retirement Survey (2017)

17th Annual Retirement Survey (2016)

16th Annual Retirement Survey (2015)

Retirees Survey (2015)

15th Annual Retirement Survey (2014)

14th Annual Retirement Survey (2013)

13th Annual Retirement Survey (2012)

Weathering the Economic Storm: Retirement Plans in the U.S., 2007-2012

This report evaluates how American workers and company-sponsored retirement plans have fared during these five difficult years of recession, and brings to light opportunities to improve the current retirement system.

Retirement Security Priorities for the President and Congress

TCRS surveyed American workers before the 2012 election and asked them what they thought should be the priorities for the next President and Congress to help Americans prepare for a financially secure retirement.

The Cracked Nest Egg (Unemployed/Underemployed Survey)

This research, conducted among unemployed or underemployed workers, illuminates the severe effect of what is commonly referred to as the Great Recession on the retirement outlook of displaced American workers. The study shows that only 10 percent of displaced workers are very confident in their ability to retire comfortably.

Redefining Retirement: The New "Retirement Readiness"

13th Annual Survey (2012) - Full Survey Results

Complete results from the 13th Annual survey.  The worker report includes trend data and comparisons by age, gender, generation, household income, and participation in a retirement plan.  The employer report includes trend data and comparisons by company size.

12th Annual Retirement Survey (2011)

Women: Let's Talk About Retirement (Worker Survey)

11th Annual Retirement Survey (2009-2010)

10th Annual Retirement Survey (2008-2009)

9th Annual Retirement Survey (2007)

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