73%

of Americans said in 2014 that working hard was "very important" to getting ahead

Source: Pew Research Center
Question: Respondents were asked: "In your opinion, how important is it to work hard to get ahead in life?"
Response Options: Respondents could register their answers on a 10-point scale where zero meant not important at all; and 10 meant very important
Reference: For more information, read the 2015 Pew Research Center analysis, "How Do Americans Stand Out From the Rest of the World?" "How Do Americans Stand Out From the Rest of the World?"

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