TCRS Annual Retirement Survey

The Transamerica Annual Retirement Survey is now in its 22nd year. The survey comprises research among nationally representative samples of Americans and U.S. employers. It is one of the largest and longest-running of its kind exploring attitudes and behaviors about retirement security and the intersections of health and financial well-being across diverse groups of people in all walks of life -- workers, employers, retirees, family caregivers, and the general population in the U.S.

24th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey (2023)

23rd Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey (2022)

22nd Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey (2021)

21st Annual Retirement Survey (2020)

Life in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Women's Health, Finances, and Retirement Outlook

Despite recent progress in gender equality, women continue to be at risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement than men. This report examines the pandemic's impact on women's health, financial well-being, and retirement preparations.

20th Annual Retirement Survey (2019-2020)

How to Claim the Saver's Credit

Only 43 percent of workers are aware of the IRS Saver's Credit, according to the 20th Annual Transamerica Survey. This little little-known tax credit makes it more affordable for eligible taxpayers to save for retirement in a 401(k), 403(b), or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan; a traditional or Roth IRA, or an ABLE account. 

Pre-Pandemic: U.S. Employer Benefits and Business Practices

Employers tremendously influence workers' ability to achieve a financially secure retirement. This research report quantifies retirement trends by company size and provides insights into employers' business practices and benefit offerings that enable workers to achieve a financially secure retirement. Based on surveys of employers and workers conducted in late 2019, before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, this research report is also part of TCRS' 20th Annual Retirement Survey. 

Retirement Security: A Compendium of Findings About U.S. Workers

The Compendium examines the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and offers 25+ indicators of retirement readiness across employment status, urbanicities, LGBTQ status, level of educational attainment, generation, gender, and race/ethnicity. It also offers priorities for policymakers for improving retirement security for all Americans. This research report is based on a survey conducted in late 2019 and offers comparisons with a supplemental survey conducted in October 2020. 

Women and Retirement: Risks and Realities Amid COVID-19

This extensive report presents from finding from surveys conducted in late 2019, and June 2020, as part of our 20th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey. Women continue to be at greater risk than men of not achieving a financially secure retirement. This report examines women’s finances before and during the pandemic, and their expectations about retirement, and includes comparisons with men. The report offers actionable recommendations for improving outcomes in women’s long-term retirement preparedness.

Retirees and Retirement Amid COVID-19

Many retirees had a fragile financial picture before the pandemic, and are now even more vulnerable. While most retirees weren't working before the pandemic, and thus are better able to weather the storm, many would be unable to pay large out-of-pocket costs if they were hit with unexpected bills. This research report is based on a survey conducted in late 2019 and offers comparisons with a supplemental survey conducted in June 2020. 

Retirement Security Amid COVID-19: The Outlook of Three Generations

Workers across generations are at risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement — an issue of major concern long before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the negative economic effects of the pandemic are further threatening retirement savings and security. The financial vulnerabilities among workers across all generations are becoming clear and TCRS offers suggestions for improving their retirement security. This research report is based on a survey conducted in late 2019 and offers comparisons with a supplemental survey conducted in April 2020. 

Retirement Security for Women Amid COVID-19

This report presents findings from a short survey conducted in April 2020 and examines women’s retirement preparedness amid the coronavirus pandemic, with comparisons to men. This is the 15th year that TCRS has published research showing that women are at a greater risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement compared to men. 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.

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)

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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