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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

How does Gen Z see its place in the working world? With trepidation

– Americans 18 to 24 years old report high rates of mental-health challenges, impediments to effective work, and worries about the future, our latest American Opportunity Survey shows.

Freelance, side hustles, and gigs: Many more Americans have become independent workers

– Independent work is booming, the American Opportunity Survey shows. For these workers and society, the upsides and drawbacks are all part of the gig.

The strong job market isn’t benefiting all Americans

– Many respondents to McKinsey’s American Opportunity Survey say limited opportunities and a lack of skills are keeping them on the sidelines of the tightest labor market in 50 years.

Americans are embracing flexible work—and they want more of it

– The American Opportunity Survey illuminates how many people are offered the option to work from home, who works flexibly, and how they feel about it.

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