As if we didn’t know—Americans are worried about retirement, with 52 percent doubting their ability to afford the life they want once they leave work.
And Americans aren’t the only ones, according to a GfK survey that found global echoes of Americans’ worries in the 19 countries’ residents it surveyed.
Some countries’ residents were even more worried than U.S. citizens, and global responses were enough to tip the percentage to 54 percent.
As might be expected, some countries’ residents are considerably more worried than others. Japan, for instance, clocked in with 74 percent of its respondents worried that the money will run short after they retire. In Poland and France, the number was 68 percent.
Chinese (48 percent) and Spanish (45 percent) respondents were least likely to express worries—but that leaves a lot of people in a lot of countries fearful for their financial well-being during retirement.