Which of the following concepts is essential for the American Dream?

Americans on the concept of the American Dream in 2017 This statistic shows the results of a 2017 survey among Americans on the concepts essential for the American Dream. During the survey, 34 percent of respondents stated that action and achievement is essential for the American Dream.
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Share of respondents
Personal freedom66%
Religious freedom56%
Equality55%
Security54%
The pursuit of happiness53%
Economic freedom51%
Freedom of justice48%
Political freedom45%
Common good44%
Diversity42%
Freedom of the press40%
Progress and change39%
Patriotism37%
Scientific progress36%
Separation of powers36%
Individualism34%
Action and achievement34%
Competition30%
Capitalism28%
Solidarity21%
Volunteerism19%
None of the above4%
Share of respondents
Personal freedom66%
Religious freedom56%
Equality55%
Security54%
The pursuit of happiness53%
Economic freedom51%
Freedom of justice48%
Political freedom45%
Common good44%
Diversity42%
Freedom of the press40%
Progress and change39%
Patriotism37%
Scientific progress36%
Separation of powers36%
Individualism34%
Action and achievement34%
Competition30%
Capitalism28%
Solidarity21%
Volunteerism19%
None of the above4%

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This statistic shows the results of a 2017 survey among Americans on the concepts essential for the American Dream. During the survey, 34 percent of respondents stated that action and achievement is essential for the American Dream.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 06 to 08, 2017
Number of respondents
1,029 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: "In your opinion: Which of the following concepts are essential for the American Dream?"

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