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January Board News

(The text below is reprinted from the news release by STRS on 01/18/2013.)

2012 Member Survey Results Presented Results of membership surveys conducted in December 2012 show that more than 90% of STRS Ohio members continue to have positive overall impressions of STRS Ohio and most still consider their pension an excellent or good value.

These were just a sample of the findings from the annual membership surveys presented by Dr. Marty Saperstein at the board's January 2013 meeting. Dr. Saperstein's Columbus-based research firm, Saperstein Associates, conducted interviews with 602 randomly selected participants (301 active members and 301 retirees). The surveys averaged about 15 minutes in length.
This year's results also showed the following:
·About half of the active members surveyed indicated they plan to teach longer than they originally thought, and the most common reason cited for this was pension reform legislation.
·A majority of active and retired members have positive ov…