Perceived neutrality of search engines by U.S. search users in 2012

This statistic gives information on how fair and unbiased U.S. search users perceive internet search engines to be. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 66 percent of search users throught internet search engines to be fair and unbiased.

Do you think search engines are a fair and unbiased source of information?

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Release date

March 2012


United States

Survey time period

January 20 to February 19, 2012

Number of respondents

812 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Search users

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

In the original survey, the question was posed as follows: "In general, do you think Internet search engines are a fair and unbiased source of information, or do you think search engines are NOT a fair and unbiased source?"

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