American Dream Still Includes Home Ownership

A recent survey published by the real-estate site Trulia shows that 70 percent of Americans still consider home ownership a central part of the “American Dream” — a number unchanged since January, when Trulia last performed this survey, despite months of weak economic performance.

Moreover, Trulia found that nearly two-thirds of young people — 65 percent of those aged 18 to 34 — also consider home ownership to be part of the American Dream, even though ownership figures within that group have slumped since 1980.