Marketplace Edison Research Poll

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 recessionthe 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.

New Marketplace-Edison Research Poll Finds Americans Still Fear Recession Decade after Financial Crash

SOMERVILLE, March 7, 2018— While a majority of Americans (59 percent) think it is likely there will be a recession in the next year, 54 percent of Americans age 25 and older say that their personal financial situation is better today than it was ten years ago, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. “The […]

Americans’ Economic Anxiety Has Declined In The First Post-Election Marketplace-Edison Research Poll

American Public Media’s Marketplace and Edison Research track the Economic Anxiety Index and release the first post-election measures. Read more about the survey and the latest wave of results here.

Americans Agree That the Economy is Rigged, But For Whom?

In this divisive election year, Democrats, Republicans and Independents actually agree on one idea – that the economy is rigged in favor of certain groups. But who is it rigged to benefit? We dug into this in our most recent Marketplace-Edison Research poll. Among those who think that the economy is rigged, the vast majority […]

marketplace-edison research poll: Americans’ Economic Anxiety Has Reached a New High on the Eve of the Election

American Public Media’s Marketplace has partnered with Edison Research to conduct a research study to develop the Economic Anxiety Index. Read more about the survey and the latest and final wave of results here.