New Center for Working-Class Studies Survey: The American Dream

Dr. John Russo, Co-Director of The Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University (CWCS), announced today that the Center is fielding its fourth in a series of  on-line public opinion surveys. The poll, will measure respondents’ attitudes regarding a number of topics critical to the upcoming general election, including President Obama’s performance in office, the Tea Party movement, and the economy.

The survey for the first time also asks respondents to define the “American Dream” and whether they believe they have or will achieve it.  The three previous surveys conducted by the CWCS measured opinion about the Obama administration’s first 100 days, health care reform, and the state of the economy.  Results are available on the Center’s website.

“Speculation about how—and in some instances whether—working class Americans will vote in this election has been a primary topic of discussion among pundits in the run-up to November 2,” Dr. Russo said.  “The survey provides those Americans with an opportunity to speak for themselves.  I’m sure that candidates and consultants from both political parties as well as the media will be extremely interested in what they have to say.”

The survey will be accessible through the CWCS website, from Monday, October11, 2010 until Thursday, October 21, 2010.  Results and analysis of the data collected will be available on Monday, October 25, 2010.

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