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Tableau and Momentive bring data to the forefront to explore what is the “new normal”

Research initiative looks at opinions on most pressing issues around race, equity and working in a post COVID-19 world

SEATTLE, Wash. AND SAN MATEO, Calif. — June 22, 2021 — As more than half of the U.S. population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and governments are relaxing restrictions on businesses, Tableau and Momentive (NASDAQ: MNTV- formerly SurveyMonkey) are announcing today the launch of Pathway to a New Normal, a new year-long public opinion research initiative that will explore through data how people are thinking about work in a changed America

The insight series will explore how the events of 2020 catalyzed change in how people think about issues of race, equity, health and well-being in their workplaces and communities. Much of the forthcoming data will look at how the conversations about the American workplace have been shaped, reshaped and continue to evolve from the COVID-19 crisis, as well as by the period of introspection, dialogue, and companies’ public commitments to change in the summer of protests that followed the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

“All of our lives have been forever changed,” said Jon Cohen, chief research officer at Momentive. “This research project aims at shining a light on how people are experiencing and processing the aftermath of the pandemic. The ongoing insights will reveal potential risks ahead as well as the key trends that business, government, and community leaders need to know as they work to shape what’s next.”

Tableau-Momentive Pathway to the New Normal surveys will gather opinions about how people think about their own careers, the industries and companies they work in, and how they view the future of corporate America through their own unique perspective. The initiative complements Tableau’s efforts to empower people with new data resources for exploring and understanding both the pandemic through the COVID-19 Data Hub and the impact of communities of color across the country through the Racial Equity Data Hub.  

“Every person experienced life, work, and uncertainty over the past 18 months in their own unique way, and at the same time there are insights from the aggregate of these experiences that are incredibly valuable to understand as companies, workers, governments, and communities chart their future,” said Steve Schwartz, Tableau’s Director of Public Affairs. “We see this data as an easily accessible and understood source of common understanding for people thinking about what the future of work looks like for themselves, their companies, and the larger economy.”

This initiative extends the successful collaboration between the two companies in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. Over the last three months of the presidential election campaign, the results of over 1 million surveys gathered by Momentive were brought to life through Tableau, allowing anyone to dive deep into the opinions, concerns, and intentions of Americans across a spectrum of socio-economic demographics.

“Visualizing survey data allows key insights to emerge that might otherwise have been missed,” said Laura Wronski, research science manager for Momentive. “Pairing our robust research with Tableau’s intuitive data visualizations allows professionals of all skill levels to explore the data and uncover critical information that could be a game-changer for their organization.”

Alongside the launch of the initiative, Momentive released a new visualization showing the prevalence of mask wearing in different scenarios: while grocery shopping, while exercising outside, while visiting with family and friends, and while working at the workplace. This dashboard, which includes data from 1,840,250 respondents, makes it easy to see what behaviors have changed over time as vaccinations have rolled out and restrictions lifted. Just 53% of workers say they are “very likely” to wear a mask while at their workplace now, down from 78% in early February.

About Tableau, a Salesforce Company

Tableau helps people see and understand data. As the world's leading analytics platform, Tableau offers visual analytics with powerful AI, data management and collaboration. From individuals to organizations of all sizes, customers around the world love using Tableau’s advanced analytics to fuel impactful, data-driven decisions. For more information, please visit www.tableau.com

About Momentive 

Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey) is a leader in agile experience management, delivering powerful, purpose-built solutions that bring together the best parts of humanity and technology to redefine AI. Momentive products, including GetFeedback, SurveyMonkey, and its brand and market insights solutions, empower ​decision-makers at 345,000 organizations worldwide to shape exceptional experiences. More than 20 million active users rely on Momentive to fuel market insights, brand insights, employee experience, customer experience, and product experience. Ultimately, the company’s vision is to raise the bar for human experiences by amplifying individual voices. Learn more at momentive.ai.

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