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American dreamers: Keeping economic faith amid the recession

The American Dream lives on in the hearts of many of the nation's most devout believers despite the prolonged recession and continued high unemployment. More than half of Americans who are convinced God has a plan for their lives still strongly believe that, "Anything is possible for those who work hard," according to the 2010 Baylor Religion Survey. This belief and other endorsements of free-market economics may hold workplace benefits for individuals, but also could have an impact on the larger debates that have gridlocked government over whether to respond to the recession with less or more government intervention to meet the needs of struggling Americans. The latest edition of Ahead of the Trend explores survey findings related to religion and the economy, the workplace and the 2012 elections.      





 

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