Question: “How would you place your views on this scale? 1 means you agree completely with the statement on the left; 10 means you agree completely with the statement on the right; and if your views fall somewhere in between, you can choose any number in between. 1 = In the long run, hard work usually brings a better life. 10 = Hard work doesn’t generally bring success—it’s more a matter of luck and connections.”
Source: World Values Survey
Note: Responses between 1 and 5 were coded as agreement with the first statement (hard work); the above chart summarizes the distribution of agreement with this statement. Responses between 6 and 10 were coded as agreement with the second statement (luck and connections). Click on the chart for the data and an interactive display.
Last updated: 12/16/2016