Based on the national EPOP Survey, the Entrepreneurship in the Population: Indiana (EPOP-IN) project focuses on experiences with and interest in entrepreneurship in Indiana. The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) conducted EPOP-IN to learn about self-employment and business formation issues specific to residents in their state. The study collected data from August to November 2022. Click here for more information about the study.
If you are interested in learning about conducting an EPOP study at the state level, please contact us at EPOPresearch@norc.org.
NORC's initial research brief highlights the EPOP study's broad scope and detailed findings on entrepreneurship in the US. The EPOP survey captures the full range of business ownership experiences from start-up successes and challenges through business changes and closures. This research brief presents data on a variety of entrepreneurial categories--prospective business owners, gig workers, current or former freelancers, passive or withdrawn owners, and multiple others. By these specific categories, the brief offers insights on demographics, work status, motivations, business operations, financial support, and more.
On 10/27/22 the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation hosted a webinar “Data Dive: Year 1 Findings from the NORC Entrepreneurship in the Population Survey.”
The webinar focused on the EPOP Survey data release and initial findings from this new nationally representative survey. NORC experts discussed entrepreneurship measures useful to both researchers and policymakers. The Data Dive launched the conversation on using EPOP Survey data to gain a deeper understanding of the complex entrepreneurial pathways at national, state, and local levels.
The EPOP survey is a cross-sectional annual survey – nationally representative of adults residing in the U.S. – which measures the interest in, involvement with, and experiences with entrepreneurship across the population. Public Use data files and Restricted Use data files for Year 1 2022 are available.
EPOP is a five-year, cross-sectional, nationally representative survey which measures entrepreneurship status and activity in the US. From 2022 to 2026, NORC will collect 31,000 completed surveys per year. The results will support estimation by key demographic subgroups and by each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the 50 most populous metropolitan areas.