Washington, June 5 (ANI): A majority of Americans of over 58 percent are dissatisfied with the opportunity of the next generation to reach the American dream of having a better life than their parents, a poll said.
According to a Gallup Poll, those over the age of 55 are particularly unhappy with the prospects of the next generation, with a 62 percent claiming to be dissatisfied, while 34 percent said they were satisfied.
However, Americans were still confident with some other elements of the American dream. Half of all respondents said that they were satisfied with the opportunity for a poor person to get ahead by working hard, and 52 percent were satisfied with Americans' willingness to work hard to better themselves, Politico reported.
The poll results also showed Democrats being more optimistic on whether the next generation would be better off, and whether Americans were willing to work hard to better themselves, while Republicans, on the other hand, were more optimistic about poor people to avail opportunities in America, to get ahead by working hard.
The Gallup Poll was conducted May 10-13, with a sample of 1,012 adults and a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. (ANI)