Retired respondents didn't think the program will be able to continue paying in full without cuts; non-retired respondents voiced some overwhelming pessimism, with 60% saying they don't think Social Security will be able to pay them "a benefit" when they retire.
From the national telephone survey released today:
And the non-retired respondents:
Social Security's $678 billion accounted for 19% of the federal budget in 2009, according to tables from the Office of Management and Budget.
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