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Poll Hub: Gettin’ “Giggy” with It


Poll Hub: Gettin’ “Giggy” with It

The gig economy and the future of work in the United States

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The American workforce is undergoing a profound change. According to the latest NPR/Marist Poll of the future of work, one in five American workers are contract workers. Who are they, and what kind of an impact do they have on the labor force? Poll Hub has the answers.

And, the language of polls…

Survey questions are a sign of the times. In this segment, the Poll Hub team looks back on questions dating back more than half a century and discusses how their phrasing has evolved over time. On the table are questions about race relations, interracial marriage, and a woman’s place in the workplace.

Plus, “Today’s outlier is tomorrow’s conventional wisdom.”

What does it mean when a pollster’s numbers are different from other polls? Using the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll as a starting point, Poll Hub explains why jumping to conclusions may not be the best thing to do.

About Poll Hub

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean. Poll Hub is produced by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, home of America’s leading independent college public opinion poll, The Marist Poll. Lee Miringoff (Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion), Barbara Carvalho (Director of The Marist Poll) and Jay DeDapper (Director of Innovation at The Marist Poll) dig deep to give you a look at the inner workings of polls and what they tell us about our world, our country, and ourselves.

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