57%

of Americans, when asked in 2014, disagreed with the statement that success is out of people's control

Source: Pew Research Center
Question: Respondents were asked: "Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control."
Response Options: Completely agree; Mostly agree; Mostly disagree; or Completely disagree
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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