Survey about the probability of a better life than one's parents 2012

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American students in grades 5 through 12 on the probability of having a better life than their parents in the future. The survey was conducted at the end of 2012. Some 43 percent of all polled students believed it was very likely that they would have a better life than their parents.

U.S. students: How likely do you think it is that you will have a better life than your parents?

Share of respondents
Very likely43%
Somewhat likely52%
Somewhat unlikely4%
Very unlikely1%
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Source

Release date

January 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 11 to October 4, 2012

Number of respondents

1,217 respondents

Special properties

5th to 12th grade students

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source poses the question as follows:
"In America, each generation has tried to have a better life than their parents, with a better living standard, better homes, a better education, and so on. How likely do you think it is that you will have a better life than your parents - very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely?"

The source does not provide accurate information on the age of respondents.

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