Chances of Achieving the American Dream

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DemographicPercent Success
Succeeds consistently at life stages from early childhood to adulthood85%
Born to upper-income family72%
Caucasians70%
Men66%
All Americans64%
Women62%
Hispanics59%
Born to a disadvantaged family56%
Born to a lower-income family52%
African Americans50%
Fails consistently at life stages from early childhood to adulthood33%
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Sources: Pew's Economic Mobility Project
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 27, 2016

Chances of Achieving the American Dream

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