62% of Americans Would Like to Run Their Own Business

The Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse survey found that 62% of American adults say they’d prefer to run their own business rather than work for someone else. Among Millennials, that number jumps to 75%.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of black Americans want to run their own business along with 73% of Hispanics and 55% of white Americans (see crosstab results).

“Running a business is very challenging, but there’s no other occupation that offers as much personal freedom and potential for upward mobility,” said Elaine Parker, President of the Job Creators Network Foundation. “It’s the American dream, and according to our data, it’s alive and well.”

The survey also found that 5% of all Americans are Very Likely to start their own business in 2019. Another 11% say they are Somewhat Likely to do so.

Most workers (55%) are at least somewhat likely to consider other job possibilities during the coming year. Fifteen percent (15%) say it’s Very Likely they’ll switch jobs in 2019. Another 26% believe it is Somewhat Likely they will accept a new job.

Data released earlier showed that 35% of workers love their current job.

Every day, ScottRasmussen.com presents new public opinion data relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. We also provide daily updates on the president’s job approval and the generic congressional ballot. It’s all part of our mission to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).

The national survey of 1,072 Registered Voters was conducted December 27-28, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).

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