The youngest workers may be less interested in getting retirement information from the Web than slightly older workers are.
Researchers at the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, Los Angeles, have published data supporting that conclusion in a summary of results from a Web survey of 3,466 U.S. workers conducted in late December 2008 and early January 2009.
All of the workers were ages 18 and older, and all worked at employers with 10 or more employees.
The researchers found that participants ages 20 to 29 were far more interested in getting retirement planning and investing information from friends and relatives, while workers ages 30 to 39 were far more interested in getting information from financial websites.
About 45% of the members of the 20-29 age group said they get their retirement information from friends and relatives, while only 40% of the members of the 30-39 age group relied on that source.