According to MetLife’s Study of the American Dream, financial security is still king, but family and freedom from want are also key criteria. And the age of the person you ask makes a big difference…
So just what is the American Dream? Those surveyed prioritized the dream this way (respondents were asked to pick their top three criteria):
Financial security: 65%
Free from want, my basic needs are met: 43%
Comfortable retirement: 36%
Home ownership: 35%
Successful career: 31%
Are you working on your American Dream?