2. Criticism mostly centers around the coverage of the program, its scope,
and its operation.
3. A larger percentage of Americans with low incomes
approve our social security system than Americans with high incomes.
4. Answers in many cases depend on the way the question is worded. In other
words, American opinion on social security is still fluid enough to be easily
molded one way or another. For instance, when the amount received by an insured
person is described in a question as a “dole,” approval of social
security is less than when the question states directly that workers themselves
contribute to social security funds.
5. Americans don’t consider even
the best social security system a substitute for a job.