Sunday, April 28, 2013

Non-Hispanic Whites Sour on American Dream

The 55 percent majority of Americans agree with the statement: "The way things are in America, people like me and my family have a good chance of improving our standard of living."

Non-Hispanic whites are far less likely than blacks or Hispanics to agree with that statement. In 2012, 71 percent of blacks and 73 percent of Hispanics said their family had a good chance of getting ahead. Only 46 percent of non-Hispanic whites agreed, down from 75 percent in 2000.

Source: Survey Documentation and Analysis, University of California-Berkeley, General Social Survey

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