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Economic Anxiety Index®

Does the American dream still exist?

Janet Nguyen Oct 30, 2015

By a lot of measures, the American economy is improving. But how an economy looks on paper versus how it feels can be two very different stories. All this week, we’ve been covering the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll that asked people: How does the economy feel to you? More than 1,000 respondents answered questions about their financial anxieties, their job security, their student debt and how they feel about the American dream. And since we asked, here are a few of the answers. 


On the American dream: 

On student debt:

On government assistance: 

On pay structure: 

  Photos courtesy of interviewees, Kimberly Adams and Matthew Hoffman. 

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