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Survey: Most Americans better informed, often rely on instincts to navigate info environment

While the vast majority of Americans believe it is easier to find useful information today than it was five years ago, 78 percent report that the sheer quantity of information can sometimes be overwhelming, according to a new survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago on decision-making in an information-saturated world. The report, How Americans Navigate the Modern Information Environment, also found that Americans across demographic characteristics report a healthy amount of skepticism over the trustworthiness of online information, especially when found through social media.
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