Saw this article in this month's Kiplinger's
Kiplinger - Interstitial
A brief excerpt:
"The Success of the U.S. Retirement System," a recent report by the Investment Company Institute, makes the case that the good old days of retirement are overrated and that current retirees, so far, are doing just fine. Today's retirees have more than two and a half times the retirement assets (inflation adjusted) of retirees some 30 years ago, according to the report.
I haven't read the full report from the Investment Company Institute (ICI), but it is available at http://www.ici.org/pdf/ppr_12_success_retirement.pdf
(It's about 50 pages with lots of graphs and charts)
I'm not familiar with ICI but their website indicates they are focused on promoting investments and ethical behavior of investment firms.
Thought this might be of interest to some here.