March 13, 2006

How Much of the Internet Is Reliable and Accurate?

Established Media Government Sites Sites Posted by Individuals
Small Portion 5% 6% 36%
About Half 19% 18% 52%
Most 62% 56% 8%
All 12% 17% 1%

Online users make clear distinctions between different kinds of websites. People are much more trusting of news websites, and far more skeptical of the accuracy personal weblogs.