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Most Want Say Over Social Security

Most Americans favor individuals deciding for themselves how their Social Security contributions should be invested and half would like to see some of that money put in the stock market, according to a Newsweek poll.

Seventy-one percent of those polled said they support allowing people to decide how Social Security contributions are invested, while 50 percent said they would like to see some put in the stock market, rather than government bonds.

Only 22 percent of those polled were against individual investment, while 40 percent opposed letting the government put Social Security funds in stocks.



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