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Poll: Government Hurts Our Chances of Success

Does the government hamper our financial success? According to a new poll from the PewEconomic Mobility Project, most Americans think the answer is yes.

The vast majority of Democrats, Republicans, and independents surveyed said that they want the government to make it easier for the poor and middle class to improve their economic outlook, but that they don’t think the government currently does a good job of doing so. Just over half of respondents said the government does more to hurt than help people trying to get ahead—a pretty harsh verdict.

Among the policies Americans supported were access to education (88 percent), job creation (83 percent), providing equal opportunities (79 percent), and letting people keep more of their money (78 percent).

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Economic Mobility Project

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