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American Dream

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:The American dream that we were all raised on is a simple but powerful one: if you work hard and play by the rules you should be given a chance to go as far as your God-given ability will take you. <ref> Quoted in Hochschild, ''Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation'' (1995), ch. 1</ref>
==Beliefs today==
The Zogby poll in Dec-Jan 2008-9 found 60% of Americans believd believed in the national dream.<ref> John Zogby, "The American Dream Is Still Strong: It's dipped but marches on, despite the recession," [ Jan. 30, 2009 press release]</ref>
They gave these reasons: