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Seventy-nine percent o Americans say entrepreneurs are critically important to jobcreation, ranking higher than big business, scientists, and government.
Kauman Poll: Entrepreneurship and Economic Recovery, March 2009
From 1980-2005, frms less than fve years old accounted or all net job growth in theUnited States.
Business Dynamics Statistics Briefng: Jobs Created rom Business Startups in theUnited States, January 2009
In 2007, an average o 0.30 percent o adults created a new business each month,equaling about 495,000 new businesses per month.
Kauman Index o Entrepreneurial Activity 1996-2007, April 2008
Nearly hal—45 percent—o startups were established in the same state whereU.S.-born tech ounders received their education.
Education and Tech Entrepreneurship, May 2008
What do Microsot, Disney, Genentech, McDonald’s, Johnson & Johnson, andKrispy Kreme all have in common? All were ounded in recessions, depressions,or bear markets.
Entrepreneurs and Recessions: Do Downturns Matter?, December 2008
Entrepreneurs are the answer. Seventy percent o U.S. registered voters think thehealth o the economy depends on the success o entrepreneurs.
Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research Survey (sample size: 816), September 2008
Let’s hear it or the next generation. Four in ten U.S. young people ages 8 to 21 haveor would like to start their own business someday, and 63 percent agree that theyhave the ability to successully start their own business.
Survey (sample size: 2,438), July/August 2007 Facts taken rom Kauman Poll: Entrepreneurship and Economic Recovery,March 2009:
By 63 percent to 23 percent, survey respondents preer giving individuals theincentives they need to start their own businesses as opposed to allowing thegovernment to create new jobs directly or through big corporations.Only 21 percent o all survey respondents say that the stimulus package supportsentrepreneurial activity overall, and 33 percent believe it will retard entrepreneurship.Americans think the government does little to encourage entrepreneurship, despiteits importance; 72 percent o respondents say the government should do more toencourage individuals to start businesses. Almost hal o respondents think the lawsin America make it more difcult to start a business.
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