The Ultimate Study of Americans
For decades, MRI and Simmons Research conducted two of the most trusted consumer studies in the United States. MRI’s ‘Survey of the American Consumer’ was the gold standard for consumer audiences across industries. As the print media currency, the study maintained MRC accreditation for over 20 years, demonstrating a firm commitment to the highest quality research methods. Originally conducted in the Fall of 1962, Simmons' National Consumer Study was the oldest syndicated audience research study, providing deep insights on over 25,000 consumers annually in an innovative platform.
In 2021, MRI-Simmons combined these trusted, gold-standard consumer studies to launch MRI-Simmons USA, the most comprehensive study on American consumers. This high-quality, nationally representative study provides marketers, media, and agencies with the most accurate consumer truth set. Released quarterly, MRI-Simmons USA employs address-based probabilistic sampling, measuring real people, randomly chosen to represent the US population in all its variations. This methodological approach ensures stability of insights and provides the most accurate view of the American Consumer.
Features & Benefits
Address-based probabilistic sampling allows marketers to examine granular slices of the market without compromising the stability of insights.
Nearly 1,000 impactful and predictive psychographic statements enables refined, in-depth analyses of consumer attitudes and motivations.
Modern survey language and look/feel to enhance cultural relevance, helping clients address and respond to evolving market changes.
12 months of data released each quarter provides frequent updates on evergreen themes that impact where consumers spend their time and money, and why.
Robust variables cover acculturation and identity, allowing distinct definitions of multicultural consumers.
High-quality, nationally-representative sample of 50,000+ per year, facilitating nuanced analysis of long-tail behaviors and attitudes.
Ancillary studies allow clients to mine insights on topical, culturally relevant issues and marry those insights back to media currency.
Delivered via an advanced consumer intelligence and discovery platform, providing marketers with faster access to actionable consumer insights.
What We Measure
English & Spanish-speaking Hispanics
Attitudes & Opinions
The world's leading agencies, brands, and media companies rely on the MRI-Simmons USA consumer truth set for......
Create in-depth profiles of current and potential customers, as well as those of competitors.
Plan targeted brand experiences across traditional and emerging platforms.
Build and deploy more relevant and engaging communications that resonate with target consumers.
Activate hyper-targeted campaigns across addressable TV, display, mobile, social, and video.
Explore the motivations and triggers that explain and predict consumer behavior to effectively position and differentiate your brand.
Leverage comprehensive consumer insights to shape and execute targeted messaging that drives new customer acquisition.
Understand how consumers engage across devices to drive informed cross-platform engagement strategies.
Attract, engage, and monetize more of your audience.
Unparalleled behavioral and media insights allows media companies to attract and retain audiences, and engage those audiences with targeted, relevant content.
MRI-Simmons USA is one of the few probabilistic data sets that can be used to validate, connect, and enrich first-, second-, and third-party data.
Frequently asked questions
Importantly, this gold standard approach can use several modes of making initial contact with potential respondents (ranging from in-person, mail, or phone), and allows for flexible follow-up channels as well – including online surveys with these pre-identified respondents.
MRI-Simmons USA employs probabilistic address-based sampling, which requires proactive outreach to potential respondents at random every time our study is fielded. When carried out across tens of thousands of respondents, this approach also allows marketers to examine granular slices of the market without compromising the stability of insights.
For example, our Premier Omnibus allows clients to field their proprietary questions directly to respondents of MRI-Simmons USA via a recontact study. This is a powerful and highly efficient way for marketers to participate in the survey without incurring the steep costs involved in conducting a custom national study. To learn more visit mrisimmons.com/solutions/.
In addition, MRI-Simmons offers 10 unique focus studies that delve into topics that are relevant and current within today's complex world, and we combine these topical insights with the variables found in the MRI-Simmons USA study. You can learn more about our focus studies by visiting mrisimmons.com/our-data/focus-studies.