Archived Poll September 2016

Importance of Defined Benefit Pension Research and Education

How important to you are defined benefit pension research and education, in relation to the mission of CalSTRS?


Selection Votes Percentage
Not at all Important 1 1.7
Slightly Important 5 8.6
Important 8 13.8
Very Important 16 27.6
Extremely Important 28 48.3

A debate in the public arena compares the value of a defined contribution-style plan like a 401(k), to a defined benefit plan, such as the one CalSTRS provides our members.

Growing research suggests that most of California’s educators and their beneficiaries are better off with a defined benefit pension plan. CalSTRS continues to actively educate our members on the attributes and benefits of a defined benefit-style plan.

Let Us Know What You Think

As a CalSTRS stakeholder with an interest in our operations, assessments and decisions, your perspective is valuable.

From now through September 23, 2016, you have a chance to let us know what’s most important to you and facilitate further discussion and ongoing focus placed on environmental, social and governance issues.

GRI Materiality Stakeholder Survey

Each of the ESG related survey topics has the potential to affect our ability to meet our mission now and in the future.

We will use the results of this survey to prepare a report on our annual performance across a range of long-term sustainability-related topics. The report will be released in the spring of 2017.

You can no longer particpate in this poll, because this poll is closed.
Not at all Important1.7%
Slightly Important8.6%
Very Important27.6%
Extremely Important48.3%