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82 Percent in US Believe American Dream Within Reach

82 Percent in US Believe American Dream Within Reach
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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:38 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Eighty-two percent of Americans believe that the American dream is within reach for them and their family. Pew Research Center data shows that this figure includes 36 percent who believe they have already achieved the dream and 46 pew who believe they are on the way to achieving it.[1]

Only 17 percent believe the American dream is out of reach. Pew reports, "Notably, there are no significant racial or ethnic differences in the shares who say the American dream is out of reach for their families." However, there is a gap on whether people believe they have already achieved the dream. Forty-one percent of white Americans say yes, while 17 percent of black Americans agree along with 32 percent of Hispanics. "But more blacks (62 percent) and Hispanics (51 percent) than whites (42 percent) say they are on their way to achieving it." Yesterday’s Number of the Day showed that 77 percent believe the freedom to live your life as you see fit is essential to living the American dream. Only 11 percent believe getting wealthy is essential.

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Footnotes:

  1. Pew Research Center, "Most think the ‘American dream’ is within reach for them," October 31, 2017

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