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How to guide

Reponses to select questions from a survey are presented as an interactive visual.

For e.g., Consider Question 4 from the survey: This survey explores ways people get information on retirement and Social Security.

Question text: Have you ever sought information about retirement planning from any of the following sources? Please select all that apply.
Answer types: Check boxes
Answer Options:

  1. Family, friends and/or colleagues
  2. Employer
  3. Television, radio, newspaper and other media
  4. Social Security Administration website
  5. Social Security Administration office
  6. Social Security Administration mailed information
  7. Social Security Administration phone line
  8. Websites of other government agencies (e.g. Department of Labor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  9. Offices of other government agencies’ (e.g. Department of Labor, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
  10. Financial advisors/planner, accountant, insurance agent, banks and/or broker
  11. Websites of nonprofit organizations e.g. AARP
  12. Offices of nonprofit organizations e.g. AARP
  13. Community organizations such as churches, libraries and community centers
  14. None of the above

The responses to the above question are represented as a row chart (hightlighted in red).


  • You can apply filters (highlighted in blue) to the above dataset by the various attributes of the panel members that answered this question
  • For e.g. you can see how "Never Married" panel members sought information about retirement planning in comparison to "Divorced" members. Applying filters changes the data displayed above.
  • You can turn on/off more than one attributes within each filter by clicking on them. For e.g., [Widowed + Separated ], or [ Married (spouse lives with me) + Married (spouse lives elsewhere) ]
  • You can combine various filters (Marital Status and Education) to answer questions such as
    • How "Married" members with a "High-school" degree or above plan for retirement
    • How "Never Married" members with an annual income greater than $100,000 find out about retirement planning
  • You can reset each filter by clicking on the reset link
  • You can also reset all the filters by clicking on the "Reset All" button
  • Since there is a lot of information presented on each dashboard, we suggested you view this on a computer with high screen resolution.