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

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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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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