Social Security may be Americas favorite octogenarian.

Two-thirds of Americans view Social Security, which turned 80 years of ages Friday, as one of the most crucial government programs, according to a brand-new AARP survey. That view has actually stayed consistent in AARP ballot because 1995. And 82 percent of Americans stated it is vital to contribute to Social Security for the typical good.

Many senior citizens depend on Social Security for part of their earnings. In general, Social Security retirement advantages represent about 38 percent of the earnings for elders, however majority of married couples claiming advantages and almost three from 4 unmarried senior citizens depend on the program for 50 percent or more of their income, according to the Social Security Administration.