(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – A new poll suggests that a majority of Baby Boomers expect to have a less comfortable retirement than previous generations.
The Marist Poll found that 54 percent of Baby Boomers, who will turn 65 this year, believe their post-retirement life will be less comfortable than those who came before them.
Their outlook for the future is far bleaker than it was when they were 18. According to the poll, 40 percent of Baby Boomers had hopes that there would be a cure for cancer by this stage in their lives. When they were 18, 40 percent had believed world hunger would have come to an end by now. Eighteen percent believed that there would have been an end to war by the time they retired.
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