Gig Economy Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population are freelancers, with more on the way, which means it’s time for politicians to start taking more of an interest. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Pundits may have believed that health care was the biggest issue in the election, but they may not know how right they are when it comes to the freelance voter.

Members of the gig economy, according to “The Freelance Political Perspective Report” from, share many views with the general population, but the differences that exist are startling. Freelancers, after all, face challenges not endured by the general population, and it shows in their responses.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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