While Washington residents initially support restructuring Social Security to a system of private accounts, they change their opinion when they learn about the loss of guaranteed benefits and the costs of transition.
- 57% favor maintaining the current Social Security system.
- Adults between the ages of 25 and 64 shift from initially favoring to opposing private accounts.
- Seniors over age 65 overwhelming support maintaining the current system.
- Democrats and Independents strongly support maintaining the current system even before hearing consequences. Republicans continue to support changing to a system of private accounts after hearing about the costs and changes in benefits.
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