'Growing uncertainty' over prospects for young people

The British public is increasingly sceptical that everyone has the same opportunity to do well in life, a poll for the Sutton Trust suggests.

 

The survey found just two-fifths (41%) agreed that people had equal chances to get ahead, compared with more than half (53%) who said the same in 2008.

 

Almost half (46%) of those polled said today's youth would have a worse life than their parents' generation.

 

The government said it was committed to making the country "work for everyone".

 

The survey asked 2,001 adults across Britain aged 16 to 64 what they thought was needed to help someone get on in life and found:

 

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