ACSI Estimation

Currently, ACSI doesn’t cover the following companies that are part of the Good Jobs Score:

  • The Fresh Market (TFM)
  • Ingles (IMKTA)
  • Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM)
  • Weis Markets (WMK)
  • Roundy’s (RNDY)

In addition to the ACSI, we have also collected Yelp rating data which represent a proxy for consumer satisfaction. Although Yelp reviewers are a self-selected group and, therefore, do not represent a random or representative sample, the Yelp rating can be used to estimate an ACSI score. For the companies where both data-points are available, ACSI scores and Yelp ratings have a correlation of 0.91. The resulting regression line (regressing Yelp ratings against ACSI scores) has an R² of 0.86. Thus, we believe that – although not ideal – this is the best approximation in absence of an actual ACSI score.