"MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, ASIANS AND LATINOS SAY THEY ARE EITHER LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM OR BELIEVE THEY CAN."
The poll was conducted by Burson-Marsteller and and Penn Schoen Berland.
Wow! Really? All I can say is I was NOT polled and neither were any of my friends. You would think that with 80 percent making this kind of statement that someone I know would've been a part of this survey.
Oh, but wait a minute. Asians and Latinos are also included in this 80 percent so who knows how many of "us" were actually polled. If you ask 10 blacks and 8 say YES---that means 80 percent agree. In this case, less than 2000 people (including whites) were surveyed in a country that has a population of more than 300 million. Of course, they don't tell you exactly how many of each race were polled so the numbers can't truly reflect the overall attitude of any one race.
That's the problem with polling. Surveys can be slanted any way to make a point. This poll certainly gives the impression that minorities in this country are so "darn-tootin' happy" that they live in the land of milk and honey where opportunity flows freely and there's no discrimination. Funny, that question wasn't asked in the polling.
Other parts of the survey revealed:
- Only 51 percent of white Americans say they are living the American dream or believe they still can.
- Americans age 51-64, especially white Americans, say they are feeling more negative than any other age group.
Now THAT part of the survey is what I do believe!
Meanwhile click here to read more about the survey: AMERICAN DREAM