Americans on the concept of the American Dream in 2017

This statistic shows the results of a 2017 survey among Americans on the concepts essential for the American Dream. During the survey, 34 percent of respondents stated that action and achievement is essential for the American Dream.

Which of the following concepts is essential for the American Dream?

Share of respondents
Personal freedom66%
Religious freedom56%
Equality55%
Security54%
The pursuit of happiness53%
Economic freedom51%
Freedom of justice48%
Political freedom45%
Common good44%
Diversity42%
Freedom of the press40%
Progress and change39%
Patriotism37%
Scientific progress36%
Separation of powers36%
Individualism34%
Action and achievement34%
Competition30%
Capitalism28%
Solidarity21%
Volunteerism19%
None of the above4%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

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?"

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