Industry: 8732—Commercial Economic, Sociological, and Educational Research
Establishments primarily engaged in performing commercial business, marketing, opinion, and other economic, sociological, and educational research on a contract or fee basis. Noncommercial economic, sociological, and educational research establishments funded from endowments, grants, or contributions are classified in Industry 8733.

Business economists, commercialMarket research commercial
Business research commercialOpinion research commercial
Economic research, commercialResearch economic, sociological and educational—commercial
Educational research, commercialSociological research commercial
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
8732Commercial Nonphysical Research14,599
873200Commercial nonphysical research1,809
87320000Commercial nonphysical research1,809
873201Market analysis, business, and economic research11,121
87320100Market analysis, business, and economic research2,217
87320101Business analysis1,754
87320102Business economic service454
87320103Business research service682
87320104Economic research420
87320105Market analysis or research3,352
87320106Merger, acquisition, and reorganization research282
87320107Opinion research109
87320108Research services, except laboratory1,443
87320109Survey service: marketing, location, etc.408
873202Commercial sociological and educational research1,669
87320200Commercial sociological and educational research440
87320201Educational research1,023
87320202Sociological research206