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Americans are generally optimistic that government initiatives to use open data can make government more accountable, but they are less confident that open data will improve government performance, according to a national survey by Pew Research Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The survey assesses public sentiment toward government initiatives that use data to cultivate the public square, including Americans’ level of awareness of government efforts to share data and whether those efforts translate to public use of data to track government performance. Members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance participated in the design and analysis of the study.

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