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## appendixC

Variable Question text Label
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c_b001Social Security benefits for retired people and their families and for disabled workers are paid from: benefits are paid from
c_c001aWhat do you think is the highest amount of Social Security retirement benefits you might receive per month?highest amount receive
c_c001bWhat do you think is the lowest amount of Social Security retirement benefits you might receive per month?lowest amount receive
c_c001cBased on your previous answers, we have chosen 5 bins that indicate possible amounts for your future Social Security retirement monthly benefits. Please think about the chances of each monthly amount.

There are 20 balls that you can put in each of the 5 bins, reflecting what you think are the chances out of 20 that your Social Security retirement benefits fall in each bin. One ball represents one chance out of 20. If you do not put any balls in a bin, it means you are sure that your benefits will NOT be within that range. The more likely you think it is that your benefits fall in a given bin, the more balls you should put in this bin.

Please, put the balls in the bins below to indicate the chances out of 20 that your Social Security retirement benefits fall in each bin
bins balls
c_c001c_nc001c number of bins
c_c001c_xc001c bin values
c_c001dWhat do you think is the chance that you receive no retirement benefits at all? Enter a number between 0 and 100, where 0 means you are certain you will receive at least some benefits and 100 means you are certain that you will not receive any benefits.

chance no benefits
c_c002_randomizerRandomizer increase social security payroll tax rate randomizer increase social security payroll tax rate
c_c002aBased on your previous answers, we will show you 5 bins that indicate possible amounts for your future Social Security retirement monthly benefits, and the balls as you allocated them initially. Please move the balls to reflect your updated reflections if this policy was announced.bins balls
c_c002a_followupYou have not made any changes. Please move balls across the bins to reflect what you think will happen to your Social Security retirement benefits if this policy was enacted. Press next if you think this policy would not affect your expectations about Social Security.bins balls
c_c002a_whyPlease describe why you would not want to make any changes:why no change
c_c002bIn this case, what do you think would the chance that you receive no retirement benefits at all? Enter a number between 0 and 100, where 0 means you are certain you will receive at least some benefits and 100 means you are certain that you will not receive any benefits.

chance no benefits
c_c003_randomizerRandomizer increase general income tax rate randomizer increase general income tax rate
c_c003aBased on your previous answers, we will show you 5 bins that indicate possible amounts for your future Social Security retirement monthly benefits, and the balls as you allocated them initially. Please move the balls to reflect your updated reflections bins balls
c_c003a_followupYou have not made any changes. Please move balls across the bins to reflect what you think will happen to your Social Security retirement benefits. Press next if you think this policy would not affect your expectations about Social Security.bins balls
c_c003a_whyPlease describe why you would not want to make any changes:why no change
c_c003bIn this case, what do you think would the chance that you receive no retirement benefits at all? Enter a number between 0 and 100, where 0 means you are certain you will receive at least some benefits and 100 means you are certain that you will not receive any benefits.

chance no benefits
c_c004_randomizerRandomizer benefits cutrandomizer benefits cut
c_c004aBased on your previous answers, we will show you 5 bins that indicate possible amounts for your future Social Security retirement monthly benefits, and the balls as you allocated them initially. Please move the balls to reflect your updated reflections bins balls
c_c004a_followupYou have not made any changes. Please move balls across the bins to reflect what you think will happen to your Social Security retirement benefits. Press next if you think this policy would not affect your expectations about Social Security. bins balls
c_c004a_whyPlease describe why you would not want to make any changes:why no change
c_c004bIn this case, what do you think would the chance that you receive no retirement benefits at all? Enter a number between 0 and 100, where 0 means you are certain you will receive at least some benefits and 100 means you are certain that you will not receive any benefits.

chance no benefits
c_c005_randomizerRandomizer increase SS payroll tax rate randomizer increase SS payroll tax rate
c_c005aBased on your previous answers, we will show you 5 bins that indicate possible amounts for your future Social Security retirement monthly benefits, and the balls as you allocated them initially.

Please move the balls to reflect your updated reflections given the assumption that the tax ceiling is raised.
bins balls
c_c005a_followupYou have not made any changes. Please move balls across the bins to reflect what you think will happen to your Social Security retirement benefits. Press next if you think this policy would not affect your expectations about Social Security.bins balls
c_c005a_whyPlease describe why you would not want to make any changes:why no change
c_c005bIn this case, what do you think would the chance that you receive no retirement benefits at all? Enter a number between 0 and 100, where 0 means you are certain you will receive at least some benefits and 100 means you are certain that you will not receive any benefits.

chance no benefits
c_c_maxmaximum amount
c_c_minminimum amount
c_c_nnumber of bins
c_c_orderorder c scenarios
c_c_xbin values
c_d001_randomizerRandomizer benefits cutrandomizer benefits cut
c_d001aI would: plan to retire from work
c_d001bI would: save for retirement
c_d001cI would: plan to claim benefits
c_d002_randomizerRandomizer increase SS payroll tax raterandomizer increase SS payroll tax rate
c_d002aI would: plan to retire from work
c_d002bI would: save for retirement
c_d002cI would: plan to claim benefits
c_d003_randomizerRandomizer change payroll tax ceilingrandomizer change payroll tax ceiling
c_d003aI would: plan to retire from work
c_d003bI would: save for retirement
c_d003cI would: plan to claim benefits
c_e001An increase of ^FL_e11 (from 6.2% to ^FL_e12) in the Payroll Tax for workers and employers is acceptable as it helps ensure the continued solvency of Social Security, even though it reduces take-home pay.increase in payroll tax acceptable
c_e001_randomizerRandomizer increase payroll income taxrandomizer increase payroll income tax
c_e002An increase of ^FL_e2 in the Individual Income Tax is acceptable as it increases government revenue, even though it reduces take-home pay.increase in income tax acceptable
c_e002_randomizerRandomizer increase individual income taxrandomizer increase individual income tax
c_e003A reduction in the amount of the Social Security benefits paid to individuals is acceptable as it helps ensure the continued solvency of Social Security, even though it reduces the income of the elderly, the disabled and other vulnerable groups.reduction is acceptable
c_e004An increase in the "wage ceiling", so that income above \$127,200 is also taxable, is acceptable as it increases government revenue, even though it reduces take home pay for some individuals.increase wage ceiling is acceptable
c_e005The government should take measures to reduce differences in income levels.government reduce income differences
c_e006Inequality is a serious problem in America.inequality is serious problem
c_e_order_randomizerorder
c_e_randomizerAnswer options order E questions in Appendix Crandomizer answer options order e questions
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