Pursuing an economy that works for all of us

The Minneapolis Fed is partnering with community organizations to help us understand your perspectives on the economy. The valuable knowledge shared by citizens like you, helps shape monetary policy and inform a variety of decision makers in the pursuit of an economy that works for everyone. 
 
Please take a few minutes to help us better understand how current economic conditions may be impacting you. All responses are completely anonymous.

Thank you in advance for your time and insight.

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* 1. What year were you born?

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* 2. Where were you born?

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* 3. What state do you live in?

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* 5. What's your zip code?

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* 6. Are you of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?

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* 7. Which of the following do you best identify with? Select all that apply

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* 8. What language do you speak at home?

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* 9. What’s your highest level of education/training?

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* 10. What is your marital status?

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* 11. Which of the following do you best identify with? Select all that apply (OPTIONAL)

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* 12. If you're an immigrant, does your immediate family (spouse, children, or parents) live with/near you?

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* 13. Are there any children living in your household? (Select all that apply)

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* 14. How many children live with you?

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* 16. Do you help provide economic support for others NOT living with you? (Select all that apply)

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* 17. How would you define your current employment status?

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* 19. If employed, what industry do you work in?

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* 20. Which of these describes your most recent annual PERSONAL income?

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* 21. Which of these describes your most recent annual HOUSEHOLD income?

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* 22. If you're currently employed, does your employer offer the following benefits? Check all that apply.

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* 23. Are you currently trying to make any of the following changes? (Select all that apply)

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* 24. For how long have you been trying to make those changes?

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* 25. How difficult has it been to make those changes you want?

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* 26. Have you encountered any of the following challenges? (Select all that apply)

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* 27. Are you concerned about any of the following? Select all that apply

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* 28. Did you use any of the following to meet your spending needs in the last 3 months? (Select all that apply)

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* 29. Who else contributes to your household income? Select all that apply.

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* 30. Have you experienced higher prices in any of the following?

  Does not apply to me No price changes Prices slightly higher Prices a lot higher
Food (to prepare at home)
Food (prepared away-from-home)
Apparel
Medicine
Rent
Fuel
Electricity

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* 31. What adjustments have you made because of price changes?

  I have made substitutions I have reduced my consumption by a lot I have slightly reduced my consumption No changes, I need it I have increased my consumption
Food (to prepare at home)
Food (prepared away-from-home)
Clothing
Medicine
Rent
Fuel
Electricity

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* 32. Compared with a year ago, how would you describe your ability to buy what you need?

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* 33. Please share with us any comments on how higher prices have affected your household's finances and what you have done in response to the situation.

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* 34. What best describes your living arrangements?

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* 35. If you rent, what percentage of your household income goes to cover it?

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* 36. How do you get to work?

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* 37. Are any of the following barriers to your transportation needs? Select all that apply

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* 38. Do you have any savings?

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* 39. How did you find out about your most current job?

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* 40. Are there other challenges you would like to tell us about?

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* 41. Are you interested in staying in touch and learning more about the work the Minneapolis Fed does with the information we collect? Please feel free to share your email.

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