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Left Behind America

What does it mean for you to chase the American dream in today’s economy?

In conjunction with the stories of working-class Americans from the FRONTLINE special “Left Behind America,” we asked people across the country to tell us how they’re chasing the American dream using #ChasingtheDreamPBS. Their responses are curated here and linked to their original sources.

At a time when nearly 1 in 5 Americans say the American dream is out of reach, what inspires us to keep going after it — and what prevents us from achieving it? Explore the stories below, and we invite you to share your own #ChasingtheDreamPBS story using the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.