4 Critical Social Security Facts More than 67 million Americans (22% of the U.S. population) receive some form of Social Security.1 The public insurance has been laying the foundation for economic security for Americans for more than 80 years, providing help to retirees and others. Download Get Access to Exclusive Content This page is only available to members of our community. Join us today and get full access. First Name Last Name Email Address Thank you! Oops!