The Pulse of the American Worker Survey series explores workers' perceptions on the trends, policies and issues impacting the future of work. The series is conducted by Morning Consult among a national sample of  full-time employed adults (age 18 and over).

April 06, 2021

Increasingly, workers expect pandemic workplace adaptations to stick

Prudential’s Pulse of the American Worker Survey indicates talent migration could be on the horizon as workers look for increased flexibility and opportunities to grow in their careers.

January 27, 2021

Benefits are key to financial resilience; American workers looking to employers to deliver

Public policy and employer action needed to expand access to and enhance benefit offerings, a new Prudential survey finds.

October 13, 2020

The pandemic accelerated the future of work, but workers need employer support to keep up, says new Prudential survey

New data from Prudential’s latest Pulse of the American Worker Survey reveals emerging undercurrents that employers should pay close attention to as many employees work productively in their remote settings.

May 26, 2020

American workers give employers high marks for response to COVID-19

Most American workers give their employers high marks for their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating the critical and trusted role companies play in providing leadership in times of crisis, a new Prudential survey shows.

December 09, 2019

American workers seek local upskilling opportunities to overcome job anxieties

Historic low unemployment paints a rosy view of the U.S. labor market. But a new survey reveals workers still have anxieties around career opportunities, job security and having the right skills for the jobs available.

August 22, 2019

American workers wonder: “Do I have the skills to compete in the future workforce?”

American workers are concerned about having the necessary skills to compete in the future workforce, according to new research by Prudential.

March 25, 2019

American workers stressed about finances, look to Congress for help

American workers are gravely concerned about their financial security, particularly in retirement. And they’re counting on both Congress and their employers to provide solutions.

December 16, 2018

American workers seek learning and development programs to close skills gap

Unemployment is at its lowest point since 1969 and job openings are at a 17-year high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With a tightened labor market the competition for candidates with the right skill set is soaring. Yet, many workers lack the skills necessary to pursue new opportunities, suggests a new survey from Prudential Financial, Inc.

November 04, 2018

American workers say private business best-suited to impact community growth

Prudential's fourth American Workers Survey, conducted in September, found that American workers believe the business community is among the best-suited to provide the financing needed to help their communities thrive—with small businesses and large employers ranking ahead of state government, individual community members and federal government.

May 14, 2018

American workers say financial wellness, retirement security require public policy solutions

American workers rank retirement security above job security, taxes and the cost of college among the top issues they want congressional candidates to talk more about on the campaign trail this year, according to a new survey.