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.

Sticky Wages

One of the things we have learned in our new collaborative study, the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, is that one of the contributors to the “Economic Anxiety Index” we released is the fact that wages are “stickier” than they have been in a while. As Marketplace reported today, there were years in the 80’s and 90’s […]

Marketplace-Edison Research Poll Finds Individual Economic Anxiety Even in Growing Economy

Despite the continued improvement in the U.S. economy, there’s still discontent among many Americans about their personal economic situations, according to a new poll from Marketplace and Edison Research. The results of that poll were released today and developed into the first-ever Marketplace-Edison Research Economic Anxiety Index. Key findings Among the more than 1,000 Americans surveyed: […]