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Nearly Half of Youth Say 'American Dream' Is Dead: Harvard Poll

The survey also found that young voters are more supportive of Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton.
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American's youth are down on the future, with nearly half of those ages 18 through 29 believing the "American Dream" is more dead than alive, a nationwide survey released Thursday by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics shows.

Reflecting the sour mood of the overall electorate, 48 percent of those asked “For you personally, is the idea of the American Dream alive or dead?” responded “dead.” Those who picked “alive” accounted for 49 percent.