Most Americans Don't Trust the Internet

Most Americans Don't Trust the Internet

Most Americans Don't Trust the Internet

98% of respondents say they distrust information found on the Internet.
Most Americans don’t trust information they find on the Internet, and many say they are not as satisfied as they’d like to be with the information they find online, according to the results of a recent survey commissioned by Mancx.com, a Website for sharing business information. The survey finds that heavy-handed advertising and outdated information can damage a Website’s credibility, and three in five of the survey respondents said they’d like it if they could trust what they find on the Web. "These findings demonstrate that people want online information to be more credible than it is today," says Mattias Guilotte, Mancx CMO and founder. In face, 94 percent of respondents said they could suffer negative consequences from finding bad info on the Internet--from taking a financial hit to having personal information stolen to losing a job. Two percent would even give up their spouse to ensure that information found online was accurate. The survey of 2,088 adults was conducted online in the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of Mancx from June 29 to July 3, 2012. Of those participating, 1,942 look for information online.

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