Economic research

Stories and press releases

June
06,
2023
| 13:00 PM America/New_York
COLUMBUS, OH – Small and mid-sized business owners, like most American consumers, are increasingly concerned about economic conditions in the U.S., with two-thirds of them expecting a recession in the next six months, according to new data from
June
06,
2023
| 13:00 PM America/New_York
A new Agency Forward survey from Nationwide shows small and middle market business owners are increasingly worried about U.S. economic conditions: two-thirds expect a recession in the next six months and 72% of them say it will be the same or even
May
15,
2023
| 12:38 PM America/New_York
As uncertainty continues to swirl around the national economy, consumer confidence in their personal finances has extended its decline. According to a new Nationwide Agency Forward survey, consumer sentiment on the economy and their personal
December
08,
2022
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Business owners are feeling optimistic about their business in 2023, amid economic concerns. Most notably, business owners are confident their own business operations can withstand an economic downturn but don’t expect relief from current economic
October
20,
2022
| 09:06 AM America/New_York
Highlights:According to the latest Nationwide Agency Forward survey, 70% of small business owners expect a recession within the next 6 months, but significantly fewer feel prepared to weather it.More than half are considering where they can cut
October
04,
2022
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Increased interest rates, climbing inflationary costs and a higher cost of living are concerning consumers as they fear a looming recession, leaving them feeling unprepared when it comes to their personal finances.A recent Nationwide Agency Forward
February
07,
2022
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Filing an insurance claim can feel like a daunting process, and for many it comes during a time of crisis. But modern technology is altering the claims experience, much to the delight of customers. There are new tools available that make the
September
29,
2021
| 09:23 AM America/New_York
Columbus, OH – More than a year since COVID-19’s onset, business owners, consumers and the insurance agents who serve them feel increasingly confident about the direction of the economy compared to this time in 2020. However, Nationwide’s latest
July
13,
2021
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Columbus, OH – Marcus Haith of Dodge Partners Insurance knew that at some point, he and his staff would need to embrace digital tools to meet their customers’ needs.“Before, I thought only the younger people want to go digital, but I’ve seen
September
22,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Columbus, OH – The latest research from Nationwide’s Agent Authority study highlights areas of opportunity for agents at a time when economic uncertainty has 84% of consumers reevaluating their budgets and insurance coverages*.Consumers agree that
September
22,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Nearly 84% of consumers have concerns about the economic downturn, which is leading them to reevaluate their budgets and insurance coverages. Nationwide’s latest Agent Authority research found most consumers are struggling to understand their