What's going on?
Most people think it’s much easier to move up than it actually is. People who call themselves upper class are especially likely to get it wrong. Does knowing the facts change how you think about people and opportunity in our society?
Michael W. Kraus and Jacinth J.X. Tan (2015). “Americans Overestimate Social Class Mobility.” Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58: 101–111. (article)
The Opportunity Atlas. (interactive dataset).