How’s the American Dream working out for you?
Some 48% of Americans say it’s not working out for them, and of those 56% say they fear it may never work out, according to a recent survey of 1,008 Americans by the polling firm StrategyOne, a Daniel J. Edelman company.
The good news is, of course, the other half.
Of those surveyed, 52% said they believe they are living the American Dream. Maybe they are not watching television shows and movies that constantly suggest everyone should be a millionaire.
Among people in households earning between $40,000 and $50,000, only 41% say they believe they are living the dream, the survey reported.
Here’s who says they’re not living the Amercan dream: 42% of college graduates and 29% of people in households earning $75,000 or more a year. Maybe they should wake up.
No matter how illusive the American Dream remains, 74% say they still believe America is a place where people can succeed. Of those earning less than $25,000 a year, 68% share this belief.
“Even though many consumers are worried about their own prospects for success, they have not shaken the belief that the American Dream remains a very strong possibility,” said Bradley Honan, senior vice president of StrategyOne. Click here to read more about the survey.