Polls

Poll: 52 Percent Think Most of the Rich Got Where They Are by Working Hard

Nine percent think luck is how most of the rich got their money

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Some believe that most people get rich by inheriting money or by getting lucky. Others think the path to riches is hard work.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just over half (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe hard work is the path most follow to riches. Twenty-eight percent (28%) think most get rich by inheriting money, and nine percent (9%) see luck as the key factor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)