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Americans Even More Optimistic About Economic Opportunity in U.S.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Following record levels of confidence in the job market, Americans are more optimistic than ever about the ability to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of American Adults now think it is possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job. This finding has been in the low-60s since late 2014 and hit a previous high of 63% last July. Prior to 2014, this number ranged from 29% to 54%. Just 24% now say it is not possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job, also a new low. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 24 & 27, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

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