Nearly two-thirds of voters claim they would increase their rate of personal savings if individual retirement accounts were expanded, according to a national survey from the Savings Coalition of America, which advocates such an expansion.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth Jr. released the survey results last Thursday, saying the findings support his effort to pass the Roth-Breaux Super IRA bill. The bill would allow people to withdraw IRA funds penalty-free to pay for first homes, college educations, and major medical expenses.

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