Is the American Dream still realistic and achievable?

Is the American Dream still realistic and achievable?

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Washington, D.C.—Washington, D.C. While the majority of Americans, 70%, continue to believe that the American ideal is personally reachable, 29% tell Gallup that even if they work hard and follow the rules, the American goal is out of reach for them. These findings are based on interviews with 1,049 adults conducted between April 3-8, 2013.

The American dream reflects an ideal that one can achieve financial success and personal happiness through the effort involved in working for these goals. In recent years, this ideal has been complicated by the growing gap between rich and poor in the United States. In addition, the 2007-2009 financial crisis caused many people to give up on their dreams because they could not afford to pursue them.

However, the American dream is again becoming realizable as poverty rates decline, the economy improves, and more people than ever before are able to enjoy middle-class lifestyles. In fact, according to a December 2012 report from the Pew Research Center, more than half (53%) of all adults in the U.S. say it is possible for someone like them to make it big in America, up from 46% in 2008.

People are also continuing to feel that the American dream is important for the future of the country.

Is the American dream achievable for everyone?

Approximately half (51 percent) of all US respondents believe that the American Dream is possible for the majority of Americans. This includes eight in ten (79 percent) Democrats and more than three-quarters (76 percent) of Republicans.

There are significant differences by age. Nearly nine in ten (88 percent) adults over 50 think it's possible, as do nearly seven in 10 (69 percent) adults between the ages of 30 and 49. But only half (50 percent) of young adults (age 20 to 29) believe the American Dream is available to everyone who wants it. The vast majority of black (93 percent) and Hispanic (90 percent) respondents say it's possible for the majority of people. Even among those who have less than a high school diploma (57 percent), most believe that the dream is available to enough people.

There are also differences by gender. More women than men think the dream is available to the majority of Americans (59 percent vs. 52 percent). And among women, there is a sharp divide by age: Eight in 10 women age 50 or older believe it's possible for the majority of people, compared with fewer than six in 10 women younger than 30.

In addition, there are differences by ethnicity.

Does the American Dream still exist?

According to a study of over 14,000 Americans, 37% say the American ideal is less accessible than it once was. To summarize, the American dream is alive and well and may be realized. However, don't expect it to be simple for you to get there. It's not going to be easy and it's not going to be fair.

The study was conducted by Bankrate.com and Princeton Survey Research Associates. They asked more than 15,000 adults about their perceptions of the American dream. Respondents were selected from across the country via random digit dialing and interviewed by telephone using an automated survey system. The data was then weighted by age, race, gender, education, geography, and phone status to represent America as a whole.

Here are some other interesting facts from the study:

1 in 5 people say they believe the American dream is out of reach for them personally.

People without a high school diploma are most likely to say that the American dream is out of reach (40%). This group also believes that getting rich is the only way to escape from poverty (50%) and that it's not possible today for someone who is not born into money to become wealthy (60%).

People with a college degree or higher are much more likely to think that it is within reach of everyone who wants it.

Is the American dream an achievable thesis?

No, the American Dream is out of reach. For many years, the United States has been renowned as a land of almost limitless potential. Some have called it "the land of opportunity." But it's also known as the land of failure, where even if you get out of poverty, you'll be stuck in another poor country.

The American Dream has been defined as a universal ideal that every citizen can live a better life than their parents by enjoying the benefits of freedom and prosperity. This ideal has been widely accepted throughout history, most notably by the French economist Michel de Montaigne who wrote in 1580: "That man cannot be considered truly happy until he has learned to make his own happiness depend on himself alone."

But is this ideal really achievable for everyone? No, because of the nature of reality and expectations, it isn't possible for anyone to achieve complete self-sufficiency or financial independence. Because of this, we can conclude that the American Dream is not only unrealistic but also immoral.

In conclusion, the American Dream is an impossible goal that violates natural laws. It's likely that you will never achieve this dream, and if you do, you'll always be haunted by the feeling that you should have done more so that you could be happier.

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