The American Dream was based on honest hard work enabling a rising standard of living, and that it was available to everyone. For many, the American Dream has become to merely keep from sliding into poverty. 92% favor financial security over an expectation of getting ahead.
Another 2013 poll found that by an almost two-to-one margin (64 to 33 percent), Americans agreed that “the U.S. no longer offers an equal chance to get ahead.”
– The Atlantic
The lowered expectations are being reflected in reduced interest in homeownership, marriage, children, education, or entrepreneurship – all basic components of the Dream from fifty years ago.
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