Thursday, May 11, 2006

The future ain’t what it used to be

The idea that each generation of children will grow up to be better off than the one before has always been part of the American dream. But barely a third of adults expect things to work out that way, a new study says.

But there’s one group that doesn’t buy into this pessimism -- Hispanics. Perhaps that’s because so many Hispanics are immigrants, and immigrants throughout history have tended to be upwardly mobile people with faith in the future.

Read the whole report, by the Pew Research Center, here.

Isn’t it ironic that immigrants, who have drawn so much criticism lately, are the strongest believers in the American Dream?

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