NORC will be participating in the annual meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) on August 9-13 in Chicago. Visit our booth #106 in the Exhibit Hall to learn about education and economics research at NORC!

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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 are available.

Public Use Files

  • For general use without restriction
  • Comprehensive data set
  • Supports national, state, and regional analysis
  • 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








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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.