Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New polls reveal the pessimism of white America | Mail Online

Interesting poll although I have never heard of the Aspen Institute. But it does say a lot about how various groups envision their chances in the future to progress. I wonder if we would have similar results in a Lake Worth only poll. Click title for link.
Shock poll..."White America's fears for the future: Survey reveals massive gulf between pessimistic Caucasians and optimistic minorities"
Only a quarter of whites believe hard work will see them succeed in life, according to The Atlantic/Aspen Institute's latest survey 'America Looks to 2024.'
This compares starkly to the outlook of African Americans and Hispanics - 44 per cent and 49 per cent respectively think people who work hard and play by the rules will be more likely to get ahead.
An impressive 40 per cent of Hispanic Americans expect to own their own businesses by 2024 versus just one in 10 white Americans, the results show.
Around three in 10 black Americans expect to be their own boss within 10 years.
Three quarters of whites believe America will no longer be considered the 'land of opportunity' in 2024, while only 55 per cent of blacks and 53 per cent of Hispanics feel pessimistic on this topic.