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Elderly people are more willing to pay their own way rather than rely on their children or the social security system, but their financial worries are mounting, according to a Cabinet Office survey released Friday.

Some 37.6 percent of the 2,007 survey respondents said they are willing to regularly dip into their savings to support themselves, up 12.3 percentage points from the previous poll, conducted in 1996.

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