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

This statistic gives information on how accurate and trustworthy U.S. search users perceive information found on online search engines to be. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 45 percent of search users throught most information through internet search engines to be accurate and trustworthy.

How much of the information you find using search engines do you think is accurate or trustworthy?

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Source

Release date

March 2012

Region

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, how much of the information you find using search engines do you think is accurate or trustworthy? "

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