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The Alight Retirement Perception Index

Alight Retirement Perception Index

Essential reading for European entrepreneurs

In the first edition of Alight's Retirement Perceptions Index, a research project conducted in collaboration with the University of Granada, we explore the issue of employee trust and interest in their national pension system in these six major European countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.


Some of the key results at the European level include:

  • 27.4% of respondents have low or very low confidence in receiving a pension at the time of retirement.
  • Less than 35% of respondents have a high or very high confidence in receiving enough upon retirement to provide them with a satisfactory standard of living.
  • 50% of respondents have a high or very high level of understanding of how their national pension system works
  • 66% of respondents expressed interest in working for employers who offer them additional contributions to a pension plan beyond their compensation.


Learn more about how workers in each of the countries view their national pension systems.

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