French Willing to Contribute Longer
A new CSA survey published for Les Echos and the Institut Montaigne yesterday, shows that 53% of the French favor a longer retirement contribution to what is currently in place. Only 42% are opposed to the idea.
The idea of contributing longer resonates with people age 65 and older (69% of them are in favor of the idea vs. only 49% of 18-24 year olds) as well as with executives (65% in favor vs. 45% for manual laborers).
Both supporters of the UMP (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire) and the ruling party PS (Parti Socialiste) favor the measure with 66% and 56% of favorable opinions, respectively. Supporter of the Front de Gauche and Front National on the other hand, reject the idea at a rate of 61% and 53%, respectively.
The survey was conducted on April 2 and April 3 via telephone among a representative sample of 993 people living in France, ages 18 and older, according to the quota method.