World Economy

Children’s Financial Future

When children today grow up, will they be better off financially than their parents?

Percent of United States responding Better off, all years measured

Survey Percent responding Better off
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 -
2011 -
2012 -
2013 33%
2014 30%
2015 32%
2016 -
2017 37%

Full question wording: When children today in our country grow up, do you think they will be better off or worse off financially than their parents?

Notes: Volunteered category “Same” not shown.