Work Trends Survey on the Anxious American Worker

Survey exploring the opinions of Americans about employment and the economy.

This 2008 Heldrich Center Work Trends survey examined workers' opinions of employment and the economy and found many in a state of anxiety – very concerned about jobs and feeling bleak about their economic future. The study report, The Anxious American Worker, finds that many American workers fear that their jobs will move to another country, feel undervalued and underpaid, and worry that they may never be able to retire. Overall, the survey results paint a troubling picture of economic and job insecurity, framed by worry and uncertainty over what the future holds.


Anxious American Worker (August 2008)

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Private contributions to the Heldrich Center