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Maryland Pension Survey Results

Public Pensions

SPECIAL REPORT

MAY 31, 2017 pdf PDF VERSION Bookmark and Share

We recently conducted a survey that shows Marylanders of all political stripes agree on one big issue: Maryland’s pension system needs help and there are commonsense ways to fix it. The Maryland State Pension & Retirement System covers more than 400,000 citizens, yet faces a $19 billion shortfall in the future. Make no mistake - the stakes are high!

More than 230 Marylanders took our survey, which explored what Marylanders know about our State Pension & Retirement System and what reforms they might support.

The results were fascinating, so we want to share them with you. The survey is not scientific, but does offer an illuminating snapshot into the perceptions Maryland citizens have about a system that covers so many current and former state employees.  Here’s what we learned:  

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Not surprisingly, the sentiments of self-described moderates fell squarely between liberals and conservatives on these questions and more.

So, what happens now? In the coming weeks, the Institute will release new analysis and ideas to stabilize the pension system so that future retirees have the retirement security they deserve.

To read the full report, click here pdf

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