Year 2 of the EPOP Survey is underway! From across the nation, NORC is asking 31,000 people to represent their communities and tell us about their interest in self-employment and experiences with working for themselves.

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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.

Public Use Files

  • For general use without restriction
  • Comprehensive data set
  • Supports national, state, and regional analysis
  • Year 1 data and documentation available 
  • Emailed to you directly

Restricted Use Files

  • For specific research needs
  • Adhere to strict data security procedures
  • Requires an application process
  • Requires data security training 
  • Requires signing a Data Use Agreement











University of Chicago Harris School Outsourcing Network Workshop

June 15, 2023

Annual Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Professional Development Conference

July 31 to August 1, 2023



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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.