If you’re living in Lebanon you need to know the right people to get ahead, but in Uganda, sheer luck is important. That’s what people in those countries say are the keys to success.
A Pew report released Thursday reached the conclusion that people in developing economies are more likely to think the next generation will be better off than this one. That’s interesting enough, but the detailed responses Pew collected in 44 countries this summer reveal something deeper about how people around the world view autonomy and success.
Consider the following statement that Pew put to the 48,643 adults it interviewed:
Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control.
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