GEM USA 2015 Report

  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2016-08-05

Opportunity perceptions dropped from a high of 51% in 2014 to 47% in 2015. This is the first drop since these perceptions began to rise in 2010. While the United States reports the highest level of capability perceptions (56%) at the innovation-driven development level, one-third of these economies report higher opportunity perceptions than the United States. This suggests that Americans remain highly confident in their abilities to start a business, but are seeing fewer opportunities to do so.