The majority of people in Germany for a basic pension with means test. The findings of a representative YouGov survey conducted on behalf of the editorial network Germany (RND/Thursday).

Thus, 52 percent of respondents plead in favour of such a model, 40 percent do not want a means test.

With the basic pension, with the great coalition of the elderly with minimal pensions will be better if you can at least have 35 years of contributions. Union and SPD are arguing about whether there should be a means test or not. Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) argues for a basic pension without such a test. The CDU wants to a means test.

In the YouGov survey, however, is among the supporters of the SPD, the proportion of those who are for a means test, with a 56 percent higher than the average of the voters.

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