About the survey
The BlackRock DC Pulse Survey is a major research study of over 200 large defined contribution plan sponsors and more than 1,000 plan participants in the U.S. executed by Market Strategies International, an independent research company.
The plan sponsors who were interviewed had at least $300 million in assets, with nearly half of the respondents serving in benefits or human resources roles, and the rest in finance, investment or business management for their organizations. The plan participants surveyed were employed full-time and participating in their employer’s 401(k) or 403(b) plan, with at least $5,000 in assets in their current account. All respondents were interviewed using an online survey. For the sponsor sample, the survey’s margin of error is +/- 6.9 percentage points; for the participant sample, it is +/- 3.1 percentage points.
Source for all data: 2017 BlackRock DC Pulse Survey.