Despite the warnings from financial planners, relatives and the media, nearly two-thirds of Baby Boomers surveyed said social security will be either  an "extremely" or "very" important source of income when they retire.

The poll, conducted by the Associated Press and the lifestyle website for Boomers, found that 44% of Americans between 45 and 65 years of age aren't confident they'll have the resources to live comfortably in retirement.

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