Asian Americans appear to hold onto the American dream tighter than other races.
MetLife, an insurance and employee benefits provider, conducted a study to investigate how the economic downturn is affecting the ideals of the American dream.
The study shows that the average American can survive less than two weeks without a job. However, the average Asian American can survive up to four weeks unemployed.
The study showed 83 percent of Asian Americans, a higher percentage than the general population, still believe they will achieve the American dream despite the current recession.
MetLife’s survey also reveals that Asian Americans view career success and financial security as a vital aspect of the dream. This notion lines up with the general population, which also sees the American dream as being more concerned with workplace benefits and trusts.
For more information visit www.metlife.com/dream.