For the second year in a row, Eureka College is releasing the results of a poll about opportunity in America.
This year’s American Opportunity Index shows Americans believe the country is at 67% of its full potential. That’s up 1% from last year. About 1,000 people from across the country were surveyed in January.
The index measures people’s attitudes about freedom and opportunity. Age, ethnicity, and gender played roles in participants’ responses, but the biggest differences were between political parties.
“Given the very divisive nature of the Presidential Election, it was no surprise that many of the results show significant partisan differences with Republicans being more optimistic, overall,” says Eureka College President Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright.