American Dream; people’s understanding of the American dream – politicians are often referred to the American dream, immigrants in order to pursue the American dream, came to the United States; what the American Dream
The purpose of the American dream is to get rich.
In March last year, a national survey, more than 1,300 adults surveyed, only 6% of people think: the first defines the American dream of wealth; 45% of the people, to understand the American dream become a happy family life , 34% of people think: Economic security is the first element of the American dream, material satisfaction, not the same as rich as Bill Gates.
Money in the U.S. dream, play an important role in the American dream not only include money. 32% of the respondents pointed out that “freedom”, as his dream; 29% of respondents believed that “opportunity” is his dream; 21% of respondents believed that “the pursuit of happiness” is his dream. Bank of the large sums of money, you can achieve these goals, only a few people believe that money talks.
Housing is the American dream.
Last June, “New York Times” and CBS combined poll, nearly 90% of Americans believe that housing is an important part of the American dream. Only 7% of Americans believe: first defined the American Dream is home. Federal Government support for housing, increased its significance in American life. Through tax cuts and a variety of assurance, in 2004, the government reached its peak in the housing, 69 percent of U.S. households owned homes. Congressional Budget Office said in 2009, housing subsidies, including, including mortgage interest deductions, reaching $ 230 billion at the same time, only 600 billion dollars in tax cuts and spending programs to help rental customers.
Consequences of consumer real estate boom, the Fed said, from 2006 to 2010, the United States lost more than 600 Gigabit real estate value of the dollar, one-fifth of American families lost homes, their credit, than the house value in itself, even more.
National Association of Realtors said that those who profit from the people on the housing, the money invested in a political campaign. In 2011, insurance companies, securities and investment companies, real estate companies, commercial banks, and federal political candidates to contribute $ 100 million. Compared with most of the American people, housing for special interest groups is more important, people are more concerned about the “good work”, “pursuit of happiness” and “freedom.”
American dream is the American dream.
American Dream, the first by James • Atlas • Koloa Adams, in his book “American epic” mentioned in the Great Depression, James • Atlas • Koloa Adams found a counter-intuitive optimism, he said as the “American Dream” – “in dream land, each person through their own ability or achievement, so lived a better, more fulfilling.
Early 16th century, Western European colonizers, at great risk, holding a happy life, heart, came to the New World. Today, immigrants from around the world, came to the United States, the pursuit of American dream. People who just came to the United States, the American Dream is full of expectations, with 10-point calculation, the new immigrants interviewed, 42% of people think: the American Dream can get 6-10 points; only 31% of the American public that: American Dream can get the same score.
Survey shows that 57% of Americans believe represent the future, not the United States, but the rest of the world, when asked which country to lead the future, half of the respondents believe that China, two-thirds of respondents that: China’s economy has surpassed the United States;
In fact, the United States third. China’s population is four times the United States, China holds 10 001 billions of dollars in U.S. debt, is America’s largest creditor.
Japan has almost $ 1 trillion of U.S. Treasury bonds.
Britain has more than $ 40 billion.
In 1970, foreign debt of the United States holds less than 5%. Today, almost half, in foreign hands.
Huge debt the United States, the United States remains the world is full of opportunities. Indeed 2010-2011 school year, 157,000 Chinese students went to study in the United States. Compared with previous years, Chinese students studying in the United States the number of colleges and universities increased by 43%.
Economic recession and political deadlock, killing the American dream.
Studies have shown that Americans do not trust U.S. agencies extreme. 65% of respondents believe that the U.S. is in recession; 83% of respondents said that with 10 or 15 years ago, they even lack of public trust in politics;
79% of respondents said they do not believe that big business and large companies; 78% of respondents said they did not trust the government; 72% of respondents trust the media down. The poll of 1970 compared with the formation of striking contrast.
At that time, up to 70% of Americans believe: the government can deal with domestic problems. 63% of Americans say that regardless of whether the Government as they are confident to achieve the American dream, they are worried about the status of future generations.