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The American Dream


Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. (James Truslow Adams, 1931)

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. (Joel Arthur Baker, 1991)

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Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.

  • Browse "Topics" tab to get reports and data on subject such as homeownership, Generation Z, income equality, lifestyle, etc.
  • Search box (upper right): "American Dream" (use quotation marks)
  • Pew Reports: Generation Z