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American Dream Lives On Despite Rising Financial Insecurity: Survey

Americans, despite the uncertainty of their own personal finances, continue to have faith in that well-worn concept of an American dream.

In a recent report conducted by The Mellman Group and Public Opinion Strategies for Pew Charitable Trusts, 68 percent of those surveyed "say they have achieved or will achieve the American Dream."

That stands in marked contrast to how they view their current financial situation, especially with only 32 percent now labeling their personal finances as "excellent or good." Back in 2007, before the recession took full effect, over half of Americans expressed that high level of confidence.

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