Forty-two percent (42%) of American adults either have owned a small business or want to do so.
A Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 22% have already run their own business and another 20% would like to do so in the future.
Among those who have not had their own business, 48% of young adults (under 35) would like to try it someday. Not surprisingly, that number declines among older Americans. Among senior citizens who have not yet owned a small business, just 1% would like to try it.
Black and Hispanic Americans who have never run their own business are more interested in trying it than white Americans.
The survey also found that 90% of Americans have a favorable opinion of small business owners. Forty-four percent (44%) have a close friend or family member who owns a small business. And, within the past month, 72% have shopped in a small business establishment or eaten at a locally owned restaurant.
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