Perceived usefulness of search engine results by U.S. users in 2012

This statistic gives information on how relevant U.S. users perceive information found on search engines to be. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 52 percent of search users throught information through internet search engines had become more relevant and useful over time.

Are search engine results getting more relevant and useful over time?

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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: "Overall, in your experience, are search engine results getting MORE relevant and useful over time, LESS relevant and useful, or have you not seen any real difference over time?"

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