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August 2, 2017 Survey Reveals Consumer Attitudes Around Data and Trust in Online News

Nearly 8 of 10 U.S. adults (78%) would have more trust in an online news article if they could easily access the data behind the claims in the piece

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --, where data people work together to solve problems faster, today released the results of Online News & Data Trust Survey. The survey measures trust towards online news organizations and reporting for more than 1,000 U.S. adults who get their news online, and includes breakdowns by age, geography, political viewpoints and more.

“With rising concerns about media bias and fake news, data can provide a single source of truth,” said Brett Hurt, co-founder and CEO of “This survey shows that giving readers access to foundational data increases trust in online news across the political spectrum. Journalists and news organizations now have a clear path forward to build credibility through transparency and data.”

Key findings include:

The survey also looked at consumer attitudes towards specific news outlets. Additional findings reveal:

The survey of 1,021 U.S. online news consumers ages 18 and over was conducted in late April through early May 2017. Full underlying data, including CSV files, visualizations, and detailed methodology is available to all at

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