Survey reveals massive gulf between pessimistic Whites and optimistic Blacks, Mestizos

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2014-07-02 11:11

Only a quarter of Whites still believe hard work will see them succeed in life, according to The Atlantic/Aspen Institute's latest survey 'America Looks to 2024.' Surprising?


This compares starkly to the outlook of African Americans and Hispanics - 44 per cent and 49 per cent respectively think people who work hard and play by the rules will be more likely to get ahead.

An impressive 40 per cent of Hispanic Americans expect to own their own businesses by 2024 versus just one in 10 White Americans, the results show.

Around three in 10 (33-35%) black Americans expect to be their own boss within 10 years.

Three quarters (75%) of Whites believe America will no longer be considered the 'land of opportunity' in 2024, while only 55 per cent of blacks and 53 per cent of Hispanics feel pessimistic on this topic.



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