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Americans on the concept of the American Dream in 2017, by age

This statistic shows the results of a 2017 survey among Americans on essential concepts for the American Dream. The results were sorted by age. 36 percent of respondents between 18 and 29 years stated that action and achievement are essential for the American Dream.

Which concept is essential for the American Dream?

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Release date

February 2017


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?"

Total number of respondents by age:
18 to 29 years: 192
30 to 44 years: 275
45 to 59 years: 253
60 years and older: 309

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