42% Have Either Owned A Small Business Or Would Like to Do So

Twenty-two percent (22%) of American adults are either small business owners or have been at some point in their life. A Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that another 20% would like to own a small business at some point in the future.

The number who have actually owned a small business is found among virtually all segments of society. Among those who have not had their own business, 48% of young adults (under 35) would like to own a business at some point. Not surprisingly, that number declines among older Americans. Among senior citizens who have never owned a small business, just 1% would like to try it.

Black and Hispanic Americans who have never run their own business are more interested in trying it than white Americans (see crosstab results).

The survey also found that 90% of Americans have a favorable opinion of small business owners. Forty-four percent (44%) have a close friend or family member who owns a small business. And, within the past month, 72% have shopped in a small business establishment or eaten at a locally owned restaurant.

The national survey of 1,113 US adults was conducted May 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a Margin of Error of +/-3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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The national survey of 1,113 US adults was conducted May 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a Margin of Error of +/-3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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