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"Just saw this article - How Much Money Millenials Think They Need to Retire

"As many as 34 percent of millennials believe they only need $200,000 or less to retire comfortably"




So what do 1/3rd of the population consider "comfortable"?
1/3rd of the population - well assuming the "study" looked at the whole
population - 1/3rd of the population would include all those families below the "poverty" limit.
Comfort levels - i.e. maintaining the current life-style - for folks making little is not as much
as folks who make more. 
really, you would expect this type of result if a study used a "representative" population.

I think retirement "comfort" is a poor terminology to use to define retirement needs. 
Budgeting of costs - and defining differences between "needs" and "optional" expenses is more
critical in retirement planning than "comfort".
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