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Americans Are Still Optimistic About Jobs, Economic Opportunity

With unemployment at record lows, Americans remain highly confident about the job market, and most still think just about anyone can get ahead in today's world.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that two-thirds (67%) of American Adults believe it is possible for anyone who really wants to work in this country to find a job, little changed from May’s all-time high of 68%. This finding had been in the low 60s since late 2014, but prior to that time it ranged from 29% to 54%.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 4-5, 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 November 4-5, 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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