Getting Ahead by Hard Work, by Education Level (United States)

"People get ahead by their own hard work"

Question: “Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important?”

Source: General Social Survey

Note: Click on the chart for the data and an interactive display. Questions about Hispanic ethnicity were asked in the 2000 survey and afterward.

Last updated: 1/14/2016