The American Dream Prosperity Index (ADPI) offers a set of unique and holistic insights into what is driving and constraining change at a state and county level. It highlights those challenges that are shared across the United States, but also pinpoints where problems are local, shaped by a wide variety of societal and economic issues. The Index is a leading barometer of American social and economic prosperity, to help shape agendas for change at the state and local level.
The 2022 ADPI highlights the following in particular:
While U.S. prosperity rebounded post-pandemic in 2022; looking forward inflation may threaten further progress.
U.S. prosperity increased across America in all states in varying degrees, except in North Dakota; but it remains unequally distributed within states.
High and rising gun crime, across all but six states, is impacting Americans’ individual sense of their security.
Mental health levels have weakened in all states.
A continuing decline in social cohesion and group relationships at all levels of America’s society risks impeding a common resolve to addressing the barriers to prosperity.
A comprehensive analysis of these and other findings is available in the Executive Summary.
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