Majority Of Jobless Still Say American Dream Within Reach: Report
Despite the economic hardship that the Great Recession has caused millions of Americans, belief in the American Dream is still alive and well, even for those who suffered the most.
The majority of unemployed Americans still believe that they have achieved or will achieve the American Dream, a recent poll from Pew Charitable Trust's Economic Mobility Project finds. Forty-one percent of jobless Americans say the American Dream is in their future, while 15 percent say they've already achieved it. Perhaps not surprisingly, Americans with jobs have an even stronger belief that the dream will become reality.
Still, respondents to the poll weren't without their fair share of doubt. Ninety percent of the unemployed categorized their situation as poor to fair, while over half say they aren't confident in their ability to earn enough money to support the lives they want.
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- Economic Mobility Project