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GRAPH: Social Security Provides The Majority Of Income For 3/5 Of Americans 65 And Older

As many in Congress are advocating for regressive cuts in the Social Security program, the Economic Policy Institute is releasing a paper titled “A Young Person’s Guide To Social Security.” The paper notes that Social Security provides the majority of income for three-fifths of Americans 65 and older, and illustrates this across different income quintiles with the following graphs: