New Pew-Commissioned Poll Examines Perceptions of Economic Mobility and the American Dream

Date: March 12, 2009

The National Press Club
Zenger Room
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045


The Pew Economic Mobility Project will release the results of a national public opinion survey that examines Americans' attitudes toward economic mobility and the American Dream on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

The poll, which was conducted for Pew's Economic Mobility Project by Public Opinion Strategies and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, provides insight into perceptions and beliefs about an individual's prospects for moving up the income ladder within their lifetime, and over generations.

WHEN: Thursday, March 12th 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Doors open and coffee served at 9:00 a.m.


John E. Morton, Managing Director, Economic Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Glen Bolger, Partner & Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies

Anna Greenberg, Senior Vice President, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Ray Boshara, Vice President for Domestic Policy Programs, New America Foundation and Principal of the Economic Mobility Project

Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies, Brookings Institution and Principal of the Economic Mobility Project

RSVP: For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elizabeth Snyder at (202) 552-2057 or

Pew's Economic Mobility Project (EMP) focuses public attention on economic mobility—the ability to move up or down the income ladder within a lifetime, or from one generation to the next. By forging a broad and nonpartisan agreement on the facts, figures and trends in mobility, the project is generating an active policy debate about how best to improve economic opportunity in the United States and to ensure that the American Dream is kept alive for generations that follow. For more information about the project, please visit,

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