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Generation Y Has a Low Chance of Success, Poll Says

Poll Shows People Have Less Faith Than Ever in 20-Somethings

It's a little depressing to hear that the majority of Americans have little faith in Gen Y. The only people that seem hopeful about our prospects are, well, the 20-somethings themselves. Just 44 percent of respondents believe that people in their 20s will have a better life than their parents, according to a Gallup survey. Compared with past results, that's the lowest since 1983 and the first time it has reached below 50 percent.

Perhaps it's a combination of rising school loans and recessionary pessimism. Or maybe it's due to the fact that Gen Y-ers are taking even longer to settle down with steady career paths compared to the previous generations. Many SavvySugar readers have chimed in and said jumping from job to job is really a mandatory result of the economy, and not because they are eager to explore job opportunities out there.

Do you think you'll be more successful than your parents?

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