Do Americans have too much faith that hard work will pay off or not enough faith? (see link)
Too much. There's no such thing as a truly "self-made man." You need the right opportunities and circumstances and other bits of luck to achieve great success.
I work just as hard, probably harder, than those with loads of money. Hasn't done me any good!
The American dream is dead, but I'm gonna bring it back stronger than ever before
Too much, as shown by the pew study. Can you say "false consciousness"?