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American Opportunity Survey
The McKinsey American Opportunity Survey spotlights Americans’ views on economic opportunity, the obstacles they face, and the path ahead to create more sustainable and inclusive growth in the US
Inflation-weary Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the economy
December 13, 2022
High prices and low expectations: The job market still may be strong, but lingering economic conditions are taking a toll on the outlook of American households.
How does Gen Z see its place in the working world? With trepidation
October 19, 2022
Americans 18 to 24 years old report high rates of mental-health challenges, impediments to effective work, and worries about...
Freelance, side hustles, and gigs: Many more Americans have become independent workers
August 23, 2022
Independent work is booming, the American Opportunity Survey shows. For these workers and society, the upsides and drawbacks...
The strong job market isn’t benefiting all Americans
August 16, 2022
Many respondents to McKinsey’s American Opportunity Survey say limited opportunities and a lack of skills are keeping them...
Americans are embracing flexible work—and they want more of it
June 23, 2022
The American Opportunity Survey illuminates how many people are offered the option to work from home, who works flexibly, and...
For many Americans, economic opportunity seems increasingly out of reach
May 18, 2022
Low unemployment doesn’t seem to dispel the gloom about inflation, the McKinsey American Opportunity Survey shows.
America 2022 in charts: An economic opportunity snapshot
December 13, 2021
The latest American Opportunity Survey takes a pulse check of economic opportunity in America and highlights the barriers that...
Unequal America: Ten insights on the state of economic opportunity
May 26, 2021
The inaugural McKinsey American Opportunity Survey spotlights Americans’ views on economic opportunity, the obstacles they...
What barriers prevent economic inclusion?
Hear from Farida, a former HR executive who exited the workforce when her children switched to remote learning at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic