American Public Media’s Marketplace® has partnered with Edison Research to conduct an ongoing research series around Americans’ economic anxiety. The principal focus of this study is to develop the Economic Anxiety Index and track it over time.
The Marketplace-Edison Research Survey is particularly focused on Americans’ personal economy – how they feel about their own personal financial situation and their opinions about economic issues. This survey measures how the economy is functioning in the eyes of average Americans in a way that unemployment statistics and stock market indicators cannot capture.
Since it began in 2015, the Marketplace-Edison Research Survey has also covered topics such as whether Americans think the economy is rigged, Americans’ fear of recession, the gig economy, and sexual harassment in the workplace. This survey has also tracked Americans’ economic anxiety levels before and after the 2016 presidential election.
See below for more data from the Marketplace-Edison Research Survey. Contact us for more information or press inquiries.
Click here to download the Women and Economic Anxiety study from the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. Women in the U.S. are losing sleep over their financial situations, feel more anxious than men about their personal financial circumstances, and are less likely than men to say the economy is strong. For women of color in the U.S., […]
Click here to download the Edison Research Marketplace Poll Gig Economy report 12.12.18 Almost one-fourth of American adults earn money in the gig economy, and the ones who earn their primary income in the gig economy are much more likely to have anxiety and feel financially insecure than non-gig workers. Twenty-four percent of Americans earn […]
The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was famously quoted as saying “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” In the case of economic data, however, this may not be true. In the October 2018 edition of the Marketplace/Edison Research Economic Anxiety Index poll, we asked a sample of Americans how […]
To view and download complete study: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: #metoo, Women, Men, and the Gig Economy Twenty-one percent of Americans say they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace: 27% of women and 14% of men say they have experienced sexual harassment at work. Among the 24% of Americans working in the gig […]