NEWARK, N.J., Jan 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) ——“Protect people from their worst enemy: themselves,” offers one respondent.

In the wake of the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, the overwhelming majority of American workers believe it’s time to create a new and improved model for workplace-provided retirement programs, according to a new survey by Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU).

Prudential’s sixth “Workplace Report on Retirement Planning” revealed that 84 percent of Americans would eagerly embrace a fresh approach to the structure of their workplace retirement plans–especially plans with “autopilot” features–spurred in large part by the recent economic crisis but also by the ongoing struggles Americans face in making the right decisions about how best to manage their programs.

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