7:38 am October 19, 2010, by Henry Unger
Just over half of the people in the country (52%) believe they are living the American Dream today, according to a new survey released Tuesday.
Of the 48 percent who say they are not living the American Dream — more than half (56 percent) don’t think they ever will, according to the survey of 1,008 Americans by the polling firm StrategyOne.
Among middle-class households earning between $40,000 and $50,000, only 41 percent believe they are living the American Dream, according to the survey, which was conducted on October 11 and 12.
For college graduates, 58 percent believe they are living the American Dream.
Despite doubts about achieving the American Dream, three-quarters (74 percent) of those surveyed believe the idea of being able to “make it” in America is “largely true and possible,” the survey found. Twenty-six percent said reaching the American Dream is “largely a myth and not possible.”
What do you say — Is the American Dream alive and well? Not so well?
Are you living it?
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