47% Say It’s Possible For Anyone to Find Work, 42% Disagree
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Pessimism about the current job market has risen again this month, but Americans are showing a bit more confidence in the ability to get rich through hard work.
Forty-seven percent (47%) of American Adults now believe it’s possible for anyone in this country looking for work to find a job, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. This marks the first time this figure has fallen below 50% since March. Forty-two percent (42%) say it’s not possible for anyone to find work, tying the highest level of pessimism since September 2011. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 25-26, 2013 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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