Gen Xers Now Worried Most About Retirement

Have lost wealth and aren't saving money


Generation X is getting more worried about retirement.

A survey released Monday shows that Americans aged 35 to 44 are now the most worried about financing their retirement, a stark turnaround from 2009, when people in that age group were among the least worried about money for retirement,

The survey, from Pew Social and Demographic Trends, appears to reflect the lasting impact of the long economic downturn: In general, people of all ages are more pessimistic about retirement than they were three years ago, the researchers found.

About 38 percent of the more than 2,500 people Pew surveyed said they are not that confident they have enough income and assets for retirement. That's up from 25 percent in 2009, when the nation's economy officially came out of recession.