Perceived quality of search engine results by U.S. search users 2012

This statistic gives information on how U.S. users perceive the quality of information found on search engines. During a 2012 survey, it was found that 55 percent of search users throught the quality of information through internet search engines was getting better over time.

Is the quality of the information you get using search engines getting better over time?

Share of respondents
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Release date

March 2012


United States

Survey time period

January 20 to February 19, 2012

Number of respondents

802 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, is the QUALITY of the information you get using search engines getting BETTER over time, WORSE over time, or have you not seen any real difference?"

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