EPOP survey data is available for researchers to explore, analyze, and share findings on entrepreneurship in the US. Public use files (PUFs) are comprehensive data sets available to the general public without restriction. PUFs are fully anonymized, meaning that the risk of re-identifying survey respondents is negligible. This data supports analysis at national, state, and regional levels.
To request EPOP PUFs, please complete the form below and agree to the Conditions of Use. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
When the request form is submitted, the EPOP research team will email you instructions on accessing the PUF data package which includes:
Currently, data for the years 2022 and 2023 are available. The PUF release dates are:
2022 data: January 20, 2023
2023 data: October 16, 2023
Citations, referred to below in the Conditions of Use, should appear as:
“Entrepreneurship in the Population (EPOP) Survey Project Public Use Data File: <year>.” NORC at the University of Chicago. <month> <day>, <year>. EPOP.norc.org
Details on the EPOP Survey methodology are available at About the Study.
If you have comments or questions about the PUF data, please contact the EPOP research team at EPOPresearch@norc.org.
The Kauffman Foundation continues to recognize, with urgency, the significance of the role new and existing businesses play in local, regional, and the national economy. This report continues their series of sharing the state of capital access for entrepreneurs highlighting the need for innovative products and models to improve capital delivery systems.
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 EPOP-IN information, data, and reports about the study.
If you are interested in learning more about conducting an EPOP study at the state, regional, or local level, please contact us at EPOPresearch@norc.org.
Katie Johnson, Research Methodologist at NORC, presented on an EPOP:2023 data collection methods experiment at the 2023 Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) Conference. The controlled experiment compared the impact of sending a text message versus a USPS postcard to the control treatment in increasing survey response.
Quentin Brummet, EPOP Principal Investigator, gave this presentation to the Outsourcing Research Network Workshop at the Harris School, University of Chicago.
NORC conducted the Entrepreneurship in the Population: Indiana (EPOP-IN) project on behalf of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). The project included both quantitative and qualitative data collection. EPOP-IN produced these reports and data: