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 Research13,110
873200Commercial nonphysical research2,061
87320000Commercial nonphysical research2,061
873201Market analysis, business, and economic research9,351
87320100Market analysis, business, and economic research2,370
87320101Business analysis318
87320102Business economic service448
87320103Business research service678
87320104Economic research417
87320105Market analysis or research2,898
87320106Merger, acquisition, and reorganization research281
87320107Opinion research107
87320108Research services, except laboratory1,408
87320109Survey service: marketing, location, etc.426
873202Commercial sociological and educational research1,698
87320200Commercial sociological and educational research450
87320201Educational research1,037
87320202Sociological research211