Job Outlook Improving in Summit County According to Poll


Akron, OH- The 2015 Summit Poll, conducted by the Center for Marketing and Opinion Research, found that for the first time in nine years, positive perceptions of the availability of jobs in Summit County are not fewer than negative perceptions. Just over a quarter, 27%, of Summit County residents rate the availability of job opportunities in Summit County favorably, up from 19% in 2014. Negative perceptions decreased by an even greater amount over the same time period, from 39% to equal the rate of positive perceptions at 27%. Five years ago, in 2010, more than twice that number had negative perceptions, 56%. During that same period of time positive perceptions of the availability of jobs has more than tripled.



The data included in this Press Release is from the 2015 Summit Poll with comparison data from 2007-2014. The Summit Poll is an annual telephone survey, conducted by the Center for Marketing and Opinion Research, which allows community organizations and local businesses with an interest in the opinions & attitudes of county residents to pose questions on the poll. It is an affordable way to collect key information as each participating organization pays for only those questions they choose to pose. The poll was conducted in March 2015 and included responses from 800 Summit County residents, providing a margin of error of +/- 4% within a 95% confidence interval.

The Center for Marketing and Opinion Research (CMOR) provides public opinion research services to community based organizations. For more information, please contact Amanda Barna at 330-564-4211 or email at abarna@cmoresearch.com to speak with a member of our research team.