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


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.)