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CNN Money -- "Are you better off than mom and dad?"

Monday, December 12, 2011

Are young people better off than their parents? At least when it comes to income, the answer depends on gender. Today's young women make $1.17 for every $1 their moms earned back in 1980. Young men, however, are earning 10 cents per dollar less than their fathers did 30 years ago, new research shows...

Pitchengine -- "Xavier University Hosts Webinar Tutorial of its American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) November 28"

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Xavier University’s Williams College of Business recently launched the American Dream Composite Index™ (ADCI), the only statistically validated measure of the American Dream and a predictor of future consumer behavior. On Monday, November 28, at 3:00 pm EST, the creators of the ADCI will provide a 30-minute webinar tutorial on how to use the tool along with some interesting findings. The webinar is free for all participants...

The Herald Bulletin -- "Primus Mootry: The American Dream -- a reassessment"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"The American Dream” is code. It is the simplification, or oversimplification, of more complex ideas contained in the Declaration of Independence...A research center at Xavier University annually conducts a State of the American Dream survey “to gauge what [the Dream] is and to whom, to measure America’s confidence in itself and its future, and to understand the aspirations and values likely to directly impact current and future economic, political and cultural decisions"...

Business Courier -- "New Xavier index measures 'the Dream'"

Friday, October 28, 2011

Can you measure the American Dream? Three Xavier University business professors say they have figured out a way through the newly created American Dream Composite Index. The goal, hatched three years ago by Xavier’s business dean and the head of its center that studies the American Dream, was to find a way to place a numerical value on the dream...

Huffington Post -- "The American Dream, Politics, and the Protesters"

Friday, October 14, 2011

Protests make people uncomfortable. That's why protests are organized. Waking a dormant public or a lazy political infrastructure with an uncomfortably forced focus is their purpose. The Tea Party did a magnificent job and now the Occupy Wall Street protests are percolating equally important activity. Both are non-violent and fueled by social media. Both make their targets uncomfortable. Both animate each other with their polar enthusiasms...

Business Wire -- "Xavier University's American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) Helps Businesses and Policy Makers Target Their Marketing Dollars"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Xavier University’s Williams College of Business launches the American Dream Composite Index (ADCI), the only statistically validated measure of the American Dream and a predictor of future consumer behavior. Visit www.xavier.edu/adci for detailed information regarding the values of the ADCI, its dimensions, and methodology...

Zoomerage -- "Case Study: Xavier University -- Measuring the American Dream Using Online Surveys"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Researchers at Xavier University are embarking on a very ambitious project where they will index the sentiment of Americans, in other words, measure the American Dream...

EzineArticles.com -- "Restoring the American Dream Through Immigration and Entrepreneurship"

Monday, July 18, 2011

While a 2011 survey by Xavier University reported that most Americans say they have achieved the American dream personally, two thirds believe the country is in a permanent decline, and three-fourths believe it will be harder for their children and grandchildren to follow in their footsteps...

News Taco -- "Latinos Haven't Lost Faith In America"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another poll, done by the Xavier University Center for the Study of the American Dream, found that: "While the majority of Americans are losing faith in the American Dream, Latinos and immigrants remain more hopeful about their prospects than people of other backgrounds"...

AARP VIVA -- "Chasing the American Dream"

Thursday, July 7, 2011

While the majority of Americans are losing faith in the American Dream, Latinos and immigrants remain more hopeful about their prospects than people of other backgrounds, according to 2010 research by the Xavier University Center for the Study of the American Dream...

The Ohio Channel -- "'Young Dreamers' from WCET"

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cincinnati area students talk of the "American Dream," who and what is shaping their dream, and their optimism—or lack of it—in realizing it… given political and economic trends. This live forum is held in conjunction with Xavier University’s Center for the Study of the American Dream...

Cincinnati.com -- "Homeownership Slides in Ohio, Kentucky"

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The downward shift in home ownership rates local - and factors that have fueled the decline - will likely result in a fundamental shift in consumer behavior, says Mike Ford, director of Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream...

The American: The Journal of the American Enterprise Institute -- "The American Dream"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A new poll from Xavier University’s Center for the Study of the American Dream finds that a solid majority of Americans polled are confident that they will or already have reached the American Dream. Sixty-three percent of respondents said they were extremely or very confident about the prospects of reaching the American Dream and only 36 percent said they were only somewhat or not confident at all...

The Opportunity Agenda -- "The State of the American Dream"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Xavier University recently released findings from their second annual American Dream survey. A plurality (45%) believes that the American Dream is in poor condition, and this pessimism has held steady since last year (44%). Latinos, Immigrants and People of Color are more optimistic than the overall population...

The Resort Trades -- "Fractional Ownership: The Sensible Second Home Alternative"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We don’t need to be reminded, that for many, the last couple of years have been difficult, but according to The Center For The Study Of The American Dream at Xavier University, “Despite all the negativity, Americans hold dear the belief that the Dream is still real for themselves”...

Campaign for America's Future -- "The American Dream Deferred, Pt. 1"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Langston Hughes once asked, "What happens to a dream deferred?"; a rhetorical question answered with still more questions. The current economic crisis raises a similar question: What's happened to the American Dream? According to a recent survey, less than one-third of us are confident of reaching "the American Dream"...

Entrepreneurial America -- "Survey Reveals Americans' Fears About the Future of the American Dream"

Friday, April 15, 2011

Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream recently released its second annual State of the American Dream Survey, and the results, to me, were somewhat surprising...

The Xavier Newswire -- "American Dreaming"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From March 5-15, the Center for the Study of the American Dream (CSAD) conducted the second annual American Dream Survey. CSAD is the only center in the country that specializes in the study of the American Dream and has started appearing in national news for the work it has done...

MSNBC: The Daily Rundown -- "Tom Brokaw, Chuck Todd, and Savannah Guthrie discuss the American Dream poll from Xavier University"

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tom Brokaw, Chuck Todd, and Savannah Guthrie discuss the American Dream poll from Xavier University...

The Huffington Post -- "The American Dream Is Held Dear by Individuals; It Takes a Village to Ruin It"

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Second Annual State of the American Dream Survey released by Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream shows that Americans, and particularly immigrants, are keeping the American Dream alive, despite economic and job turmoil, three simultaneous US wars, intense institutional distrust, and natural disasters...

WCPO -- "The State of the American Dream"

Friday, April 1, 2011

Is the American Dream still alive? Or have the parameters changed? A survey done by the Xavier University Center for the Study of the American Dream says that perceptions are changing...

The Low Down Blog -- "The American Dream: Do Americans Think It Is Still Achievable"

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Michael Ford at The Center for the Study of the American Dream: "The Second Annual State of the American Dream released by the Center for the Study of the American Dream shows that Americans, and particularly immigrants, are keeping the American Dream alive, despite economic and job turmoil, three simultaneous US wars, intense institutional distrust, and natural disasters"...

MSNBC: Morning Joe -- "Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan, etc. discuss the American Dream poll from Xavier University"

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan, etc. discuss the American Dream poll from Xavier University...

U.S. News and World Report -- "Fewer Confident of Reaching American Dream"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Less than one-third of Americans are confident of reaching the "American Dream," and huge majorities say it will only get harder for their children and grandchildren, according to a comprehensive new survey on the American Dream...

MSNBC -- "Faith in the American Dream - but not much else"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A new poll conducted for Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream finds that only 23% of all American adults believe the country is headed in the right direction.