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Americans Don't See a Better Future for Children

Despite the positive turn in the economy and job market over the last two years, faith in our children’s future has waned.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of American Adults now think today’s children will be better off than their parents, down slightly from a six-year high of 31% in February 2017.

Forty-seven percent (47%) do not think today’s children will be better off, up from 2017’s all-time low of 42%, but another 25% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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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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