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The State of Gig Work in 2021


This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at

Primary researchers

Monica Anderson, Associate Director
Colleen McClain, Research Associate
Michelle Faverio, Research Analyst
Risa Gelles-Watnick, Research Assistant

Research team

Lee Rainie, Director, Internet and Technology Research
Andrew Perrin, Research Analyst
Emily A. Vogels, Research Associate

Editorial and graphic design

Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor
Rebecca Ann Leppert, Editorial Assistant

Communications and web publishing

Haley Nolan, Communications Associate
Kelsey Beveridge, Communications Associate
Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer
Reem Nadeem, Associate Digital Producer

In addition, the project benefited greatly from the guidance of Pew Research Center’s methodology team: Courtney Kennedy, Andrew Mercer, Nick Bertoni, Dorene Asare-Marfo, Nick Hatley, Ashley Amaya and Arnold Lau, as well as from feedback from the following Pew Research Center staff: Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Rakesh Kochhar, Aaron Smith, Cary Funk and Alec Tyson. The Center received invaluable advice in developing the questionnaire from Katharine G. Abraham, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland; Alexandrea J. Ravenelle, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Siddharth Suri, Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research.

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