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Susan Lambert | University of Chicago

“[Volatility] creates enormous economic insecurity that creates stress and makes it hard to budget and plan for the future.”

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● Summary

Between June 5 and 9, 2016, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program commissioned the research firm Greenwald & Associates to administer an online poll of a representative sample of Americans. The sample consisted of 1,250 U.S. adults (age 18+) selected based on U.S. Census data for age, ethnicity, gender, region, and income.

● Survey Results

INCOME VOLATILITY CONSUMER SURVEY

How important is it for EMPLOYERS to do more to ensure workers have steady and predictable wages?



    According to an Aspen Institute Financial Security Program study.
    Data Collection: Research Now Omnibus; June 5-9, 2016
    Margin of Error: +/- 2.8% (n=1,250)

    INCOME VOLATILITY CONSUMER SURVEY

    How important is it for THE GOVERNMENT to do more to ensure workers have steady and predictable wages?



      According to an Aspen Institute Financial Security Program study.
      Data Collection: Research Now Omnibus; June 5-9, 2016
      Margin of Error: +/- 2.8% (n=1,250)

      INCOME VOLATILITY CONSUMER SURVEY

      How harmful is rising income volatility to your community or to the country as a whole?



        According to an Aspen Institute Financial Security Program study.
        Data Collection: Research Now Omnibus; June 5-9, 2016
        Margin of Error: +/- 2.8% (n=1,250)

        Infographics

        ● Summary

        For a distinct and visual retelling of the income volatility story – from some of the most cutting-edge and authoritative sources in the field – please scroll through the graphs and infographics that follow.

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