Two in three Poles back lowered retirement age: study
PR dla Zagranicy
Two in three Poles are in favour of lowering the retirement age to 60 years for women and 65 for men, a survey has shown.
A study run by pollster SW Research found that nearly one in four Poles are opposed to the new policy. More than one in ten have no opinion on the matter.
In early October, new retirement regulations came into law after the Polish government reversed a 2012 reform raising the retirement threshold to 67 years for both sexes.
“Women more often than men support the move – 71 percent of females vs. 62 percent of males,” Piotr Zimolzak, from SW Research told the Rzeczpospolita daily, which commissioned the survey.
Lowering the retirement age appeals mostly to people aged between 25 and 34 -- 71 percent were in favour. Seventy-six percent of respondents with vocational education and 73 percent of those living in cities with a population of between 100,000 to 199,000 are of the same opinion.
The new policy was also favoured by 73 percent of respondents with an income lower than PLN 1,000 (EUR 232) a month.
SW Research conducted its survey on a sample of 800 respondents. (aba/pk)