March 29, 2023: Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters think they are at least somewhat likely to receive all of the promised Social Security benefits. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 35% think it is unlikely they will receive them.
Among those who think they are likely to receive all of their benefits, 25% say that is because of their trust in the government, and 22% are confident because they are already receiving the benefits or will be soon.
Among voters who are not confident of receiving their promised benefits, 29% say that is because of the national debt and overspending, and 29% because they expect the Social Security program to be gone before they are eligible to begin receiving benefits.
The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on March 16-17, 2023. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation's population of registered voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.
The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3.1 percentage points.
Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left nearly a decade ago and has had no involvement since that time.
How likely is it that you will receive all of your promised Social Security benefits?
● 21% Very likely
● 30% Somewhat likely
● 26% Not very likely
● 9% Not at all likely
● 15% Not sure
[Asked of those who said Very or Somewhat Likely.] In just a few words, please tell me what gives you confidence.
● 25% Trust the government
● 22% My age/Already receiving
● 10% Been contributing
● 9% Politically necessary
● 8% Believe in America
● 4% Hope I'll receive them
● 2% Not confident
● 20% No answer
[Asked of those who said Not Very or Not At All Likely.] In just a few words, please tell me why you believe it is unlikely.
● 29% National debt/Overspending
● 29% Gone by the time I qualify
● 17% Government
● 6% Economic decline
● 4% Just won't
● 3% Corruption
● 3% Already don't get what I should
● 10% No answer
Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker, independent public opinion pollster and columnist for Creators Syndicate. Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.
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