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The American Dream is out of reach

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Friday, June 06, 2014

CNN: Young adults, age 18 to 34, feel the American Dream is unattainable, with 63% saying it's impossible.

Some 63% of all Americans said most children in the U.S. won't be better off than their parents. This dour view comes despite most respondents, 54%, feeling they are better off than their own parents.

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