The majority of workers who will be affected by new rules auto-enrolling them into pension schemes are likely to remain in such programmes.
This is according to research by the Department for Work and Pensions, which estimated seven out of ten people who are auto-enrolled into savings plans will not exercise their right to opt out.
It was suggested this may help many individuals build up a pension pot for the first time, as a large number of employees admit to a lack of knowledge about their options.
Almost six out of ten respondents (59 per cent) to the government's survey said they are not confident they have the ability to make the best decisions for their retirement.
On top of this, 41 per cent of private scheme holders have no idea what their post-work income will be, with this figure rising to 79 per cent for those relying on a state pension.
Commenting on the study, Minister for Pensions Steve Webb said: "The simple fact of being offered a company pension is a clear driver to helping people save."