Why Bay Area residents think the American Dream is dying

As the cost of living — from home prices to gas — rises across the Bay Area and beyond, almost half of the region’s residents have lost faith in the American Dream. Forty-five percent of Bay Area residents say the American Dream — if you work hard, you will get ahead — is still true today, compared to 44 percent who say it “once held true but not anymore,” according to new research by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). Even with the San Francisco Bay Area’s hot job market,…

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Why Bay Area residents think the American Dream is dying