Poll: Six in 10 workers don't expect Social Security checks

Six in 10 American workers don’t expect to receive Social Security benefits upon retirement, according to the latest Gallup poll.

The report also noted that a quarter of Americans — working and retired — believe the system is in a state of “crisis,” while a majority say it has “major problems.”

Gallup indicated that these figures reveal the bleakest attitude recorded among nonretirees since the poll was first conducted in 1989. At that time, 49 percent said they expected to receive benefits.

The highest level of confidence was recorded in March 2001, with 52 percent expecting to receive benefits.