Here's a look at a recent survey conducted with 1,000 likely U.S. voters which shows 59 percent think American lacks equal opportunity.
The survey results revealed 27 percent think America has reached a day of equal opportunity for all, but 59 percent that day hasn't come yet and 13 percent said they're not sure.
Eighty-four percent of blacks believe more strongly than 57 percent of whites and 53 percent of other minorities that America has not reached a day of equal opportunity.
Thirty-four percent think the federal government has done too much to promote equal opportunity, while 35 percent say the government has done too little and 27 percent consider the level of federal action to be "about right."
While 53 percent of Republicans think the federal government has done too much, 51 percent of Democrats believe the government has done too little.
Among voters not affiliated with their major party, 37 percent say the government's done too much and 31 percent too little, with 25 percent saying the level of action has been "about right."