Pew: People Like U.S. Open Data Initiatives, But Think Government Could Do More

Despite increasing numbers of people seeking information from government sources, a Pew survey reveals that people are skeptical about the usefulness of open data programs.

Big data is everywhere, with the U.S. government amassing perhaps the biggest trove of data. As the government collects more data, it has started to engage in open data and open government programs to share that data with citizens. However, according to a new Pew Research report (in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation), users don’t believe they’re doing a very good job.