Share of internet users worldwide who believe that selected algorithms are unbiased as of February 2019
Global confidence in neutrality of selected algorithms 2019
This statistic presents the share of internet users who believe that selected algorithms are unbiased as of February 2019. During the survey period, only nine percent of respondents felt very confident that social media news feeds were unbiased.
Share of internet users worldwide who believe that selected algorithms are unbiased as of February 2019
Very confidentSomewhat confident[Net] confident
Facial recognition systems14%33%47%
Search engines12%34%46%
E-commerce platforms11%30%41%
Credit score calculations10%29%39%
Job application screenings9%28%37%
Risk assessments used in judicial decisions9%28%36%
Predictive policing8%26%34%
Social media news feeds9%23%32%
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

December 21, 2018 to February 10, 2019

Number of respondents

25,229 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Supplementary notes

Q34. How confident are you that the algorithms used in the following contexts are unbiased: ...

Global confidence in neutrality of selected algorithms 2019
This statistic presents the share of internet users who believe that selected algorithms are unbiased as of February 2019. During the survey period, only nine percent of respondents felt very confident that social media news feeds were unbiased.
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