Defining Moment: What Does the American Dream Mean in 2015?

Explore the results of the new Aspen Ideas Festival poll, which asked Americans to define their versions of the dream, barriers to achieving it, and hopes for the future.

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

Racial segregation and uneven access to opportunity are powerful obstacles to upward mobility in the US, contributing... See more
Institutions and communities across America are divided over politics, culture, identity, and the overall direction of... See more
The public’s opinion of institutions of higher learning is diminishing. Whether it is because of the high cost or... See more
Despite decades of economic decline and brain drain for many rural communities, some young American adults are choosing... See more
Charlottesville, the iconic home of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and the University of Virginia, is now also... See more
What does it mean for large companies to be classified as “100 percent renewable?" What kinds of challenges does... See more

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