Opinion of how people get ahead
Variable: getahead
Module:
Core
Subject:
Work
Survey Questions
Questions associated with this variable:

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?

Year Availability
Available in 26 of 31 years total. Hover over a year to see ballot information.
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Summary by Year
Showing All Years
Code Label
1 Hard work
2 Both equally
3 Luck or help
4 Other
8 Don't know
9 No answer
0 Not applicable
1973 1974 1976 1977 1980 1982 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
973 902 931 927 927 1067 976 1003 1180 651 676 598 651 703 1375 1333 1247 1194 578 582 1868 886 884 910 1188 1330
355 423 357 430 409 505 264 286 330 204 202 190 203 231 386 344 417 451 248 232 544 294 265 264 340 316
150 127 197 159 118 253 219 220 288 116 143 122 125 134 213 218 195 193 92 79 314 162 120 128 172 230
17 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 9 11 10 11 28 7 22 14 5 8 5 7 3 14 20 13 13 5 4 11 10 11 4 13 7
2 4 3 4 3 7 7 3 7 1 4 2 7 4 8 8 10 10 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 4
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 504 504 455 524 531 996 981 950 956 1841 1914 1771 671 763 666 824 980
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 38553
Missing cases 23913