CNN poll: 60 percent of current workers believe they’ll never see a dime from Social Security 

My only question: What is the other 40 percent smoking?

(CNN) – Pessimism over Social Security is at an all-time high as six in ten Americans who don’t already receive benefits through the program say they never will, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll…”There have always been a significant number of Americans who thought that Social Security would not be able to pay benefits to them when they retire,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “But since 1989, when Gallup first asked this question, that number usually hovered in the mid-40s and never rose higher than 52 percent. Today, 60 percent say they will never get a benefit from Social Security.”

Only about four in ten of current retirees believe Social Security will always be able to pay their full benefits, according to the poll.

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