Apr 29, 2015 | blog

What’s Trust Got to Do With Government Open Data?


The Pew Research Center just concluded the first ever national survey regarding the public’s views about government data initiatives including: 

  • People’s level of awareness of government efforts to share data
  • Whether these efforts translate into people using data to track government performance
  • If people think government data initiatives have made, or have the potential to make, government perform better or improve accountability
  • The more routine kinds of government-citizen online interactions, such as renewing licenses or searching for the hours of public facilities

Findings are telling for how the public is currently interacting with government data (transactional searches like park schedules and paying tickets) and overall trust in government levels.

Learn more here. 

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