A new survey from the nonpartisan Archbridge Institute found a majority of Americans believe they have achieved or are on their way to achieving the American Dream.
In a survey conducted between June 24-28 among 2,005 randomly selected respondents, Archbridge Institute, in conjunction with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and AmeriSpeak, found that 79% of those polled believed they had achieved or were on their way to achieving the American Dream.
When broken down among race, 60% of black respondents said they were on their way to achieving the American Dream while only 21% of black respondents said the American Dream is out of reach. 50 percent of Hispanic respondents said they were on their way to achieving it, with 23% saying they are out of reach. (RELATED: ‘We Need A Few More Chimney Sweeps’: Burgess Owens Stresses The Value Of The American Dream – And Second Chances)
The American Dream is a way of living that can be defined as having a steady income, good job, a home and a family.
Respondents also favored “freedom of choice in how to live,” with 85% of those polled saying the freedom was “essential” to achieving the American Dream.
A majority of respondents also believed having a good family life was essential to achieving their goals.
Forty-one percent of all respondents said that “ensuring everyone has a fair chance of achieving success” was the most important goal of public policy, while others said closing the wealth gap and ending poverty were important. When broken down among racial lines, 36% of black respondents thought giving everyone a fair chance was the most important goal of public policy.
The results are a stark contrast to claims made by several leftist politicians, including Vice President Kamala Harris, who said the goal of public policy should be to create equal outcomes in an infographic posted to Twitter.
There’s a big difference between equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/n3XfQyjLNe
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 1, 2020