"You might think African-Americans might be more pessimistic about their lives. The housing crisis decimated pockets of black wealth. The black unemployment rate has been nearly double the national average for several years.
"But according to findings from our survey of more than 1,000 African-Americans, you'd be wrong.
new poll released Tuesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
and the Harvard School of Public Health found that the overwhelming
majority of black people (86 percent) said they were satisfied with
their lives. Nearly 60 percent said they would eventually achieve the
American dream of financial security and homeownership. A little more
than half of those polled (53 percent) said they felt their lives had
gotten better in recent years." [Read more]