MONTREAL, August 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A Leger Marketing survey has found that 75% of Canadians are concerned about the future financing of their pension plans due to the aging population and slowing population growth. Recognition of the coming pension problems has led various governments around the world to consider remedies including increasing the age of retirement and countering a growing anti-child mentality in society. However, the survey, which queried 1501 respondents, also found that nearly 80% of Canadians would not like to see the official retirement age set at 70 years of age. Pro-life leaders are hopeful that this developing public recognition of the serious economic consequences of our low birth rate will provide political momentum for pro-natalist and complementary pro-family policies.
The survey, conducted between August 6-11, indicates a majority of Canadians see the aging population will hurt the public health system, and the economy in general. Moreover, 61% believe that the under-40s will have a worse retirement pension plan than their elders. See the whole survey online at: https://www.legermarketing.com/documents/spclm/020826eng.pdf