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Americans still optimistic despite economy

(NBC) -- Despite troubled times, Americans remain optimistic.

That's the finding of the Pew Charitable Trust's Economic Mobility Project Poll.
It shows that although 70 percent of those polled say their money situation is fair to poor, 80 percent says Americans can still get ahead.

In the poll, most Americans say ambition, hard work and education are the drivers for getting ahead, instead of the state of the economy.

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