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Analyzing Racial and Ethnic Data in the Survey of Young Workers

About the Survey

The Survey of Young Workers was administered by GfK, an online consumer research company, on behalf of the Federal Reserve. The survey was conducted using a sample of adults between the ages 18 to 30 from the KnowledgePanel, a proprietary, probability-based web panel of more than 50,000 individuals from randomly sampled households; the sample was designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The data collection for the Survey of Young Workers began on December 4, 2013, and concluded on December 17, 2013. In November 2014, the Board released a report with analysis of the survey data.10

The 2,097 respondents represented 49 percent of those contacted. The numbers cited in this report are derived from the survey unless otherwise noted. All data are weighted to yield estimates for the U.S. population (figure 9).

Figure 9. Survey sample by race and ethnicity

Figure 9. Survey sample by race and ethnicity


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Last update: November 5, 2015

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