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20th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey

Now in its 20th year, the study is one of the largest and longest-running of its kind. In late 2019, more than 5,200 workers were surveyed. It was supplemented with a survey of 2,000 people in April 2020 to gauge the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on retirement confidence and workers' outlooks. The robust, nationally representative samples enable TCRS to explore many different demographic segments, including workers by generation. TCRS’ research highlights opportunities to improve retirement security and ways everyone can better prepare and save for their financial futures.

The following research reports are available:


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

May 19, 2020

Workers’ financial well-being has been persistently fragile – an issue of major concern that TCRS has been researching for 20 years. Now, the coronavirus pandemic and recession are further threatening workers’ retirement security and dreams. Its long-term implications have yet to be fully realized; however, the financial vulnerabilities are widespread across generations and becoming clear.

New TCRS report examines the financial impacts of pandemic and retirement risks faced by Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers before and during the pandemic. It also provides opportunities to improve workers’ retirement prospects as they navigate through these unprecedented times.

What does "retirement" mean to Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers

Research Report


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