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Xavier University -- "Survey Reveals Midwest Most Pessimistic about the American Dream"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Midwesterners are the most pessimistic in the nation about the American Dream according to the first-ever survey of how Americans view the American Dream conducted by Xavier University’s Institute for Politics and the American Dream. The Institute commissioned the qualitative and quantitative public opinion research firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates to administer the inaugural State of the American Dream Survey™...

Xavier News -- "New Poll Reveals: American Dream is in Trouble...But There's More to the Story"

Monday, March 15, 2010

The American Dream is in trouble, according to the inaugural State of the American Dream Survey, a first-of-its-kind poll from Xavier University’s Institute for Politics and the American Dream. The survey reveals that people are losing faith in the American Dream, with a majority believing that it is increasingly out of reach and that America is in decline...

Time -- "The American Dream: Not Doing So Well"

Monday, March 15, 2010

As we gear up for an election season, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that, for most people, politics is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Xavier University’s new Institute for Politics and the American Dream is releasing its inaugural survey on the state of the American Dream, something it plans to make an annual exercise...

The Atlantic -- "American Dream in Decline"

Monday, March 15, 2010

The "American Dream" means different things to different people, but according to a new poll from Xavier University Americans think it is increasingly harder to attain, even as they say hard work makes the dream possible...

Huffington Post -- "How We See the Future"

Monday, March 15, 2010

"A majority now believes, after the end of the so-called American Century and victory in the Cold War, that the world is looking elsewhere in terms of future success or direction"...

Business Courier of Cincinnati -- "Xavier Poll: American Dream Goes Sour"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Most U.S. residents feel they can reach the “American dream,” according to a poll from the Xavier Institute for Politics and the American Dream at Xavier University. But they think it’s getting harder to achieve and will be worse for their children and grandchildren...

MSNBC -- "American Dreamz"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Xavier University (OH) has released a poll today on the American Dream -- conducted by pollster Paul Maslin (D) -- that shows plenty of pessimism from the public: 60% think that reaching the American Dream is harder than it was for their parents' generation...

Connections -- "Redefining the American Dream: Xavier University Creates New Institute for Politics and Public Life"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Xavier is addressing these issues though the creation of the non-partisan Institute for Politics and Public Life, which aims to provide leadership in national discussions of politics and public policy in an academic setting. The Institute will further act as a place to research crucial matters of public policy and governance and disseminate findings to the public...