The number of workers saving for retirement has dropped since last year along with workersÂ’ overall level of confidence in having a sufficient amount of money to retire comfortably, according to an annual survey issued today by the Employee Benefit Research Institute of Washington D.C.

The 2001 Retirement Confidence Survey measures attitudes, confidence and readiness for retirement, and is based on the responses of 1,000 retired and working individuals polled between January and February, according to EBRI.

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