Economic opportunity and upward mobility have formed the foundation of the American Dream, and remain at the core of our nation’s identity.  Pew helps legislators and public officials better understand economic mobility, as well as the complex ways that federal and state fiscal policy interact.   Pew also seeks to increase fiscal accountability, responsibility, and transparency by providing independent and unbiased information to state policy makers and the public.  In doing so, it focuses on keeping budgets in balance, the United States economy competitive, and the American Dream alive.