Renaissance supporters advocate keeping retirement at 62
In an Odoxa Agipi poll for Challenges, we learn that a large majority of French people remain in favor of keeping the retirement age at 62, including among Emmanuel Macron’s supporters.
Unions and French respondents seem to agree. In an Odoxa Agipi poll for Challenges, we learn that a large majority of French people are against raising the statutory retirement age from 62 to 64 with an increase in contributions, which will be presented in Tuesday’s pension reform.
In detail, this survey, carried out on 4th and 5th January with a representative sample of 1,005 French people, shows that 74% of the French respondents want the statutory retirement age to remain at 62. Only 26% support leaving at 63, 16% at 64 and 13% at 65.
The barometer specifies that supporters of the Renaissance presidential party do not agree with this central point of the pension reform project either.
51% are in favor of maintaining retirement at 62, as currently planned. A fairly balanced number compared to those close to other political parties, notably LFI and Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, who want 82% and 86% to keep the retirement age.