Middle Class Dream Persists, Though Harder to Attain

There is broad agreement among Americans about what constitutes a middle class life, even as those elements – saving for tomorrow, home ownership, a college education, and disposable income for items like vacation and new cars – are increasingly hard to come by, according to a new University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll.

The survey also found that most Americans believe they fit somewhere within the middle class, although there’s disagreement over the level of income it takes to remain there. [cont.]

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