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Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Study Shows Online Open Government Efforts Drive Trust in Government

ForeSee Results conducted a quantitative assessment of online open government efforts by surveying more than 36,000 citizens on their reactions to 14 federal government Web sites. Researchers asked questions relating to how thoroughly the sites disclosed information about the agency, how quickly information was available online, and how accessible that information was on the sites. The answers then generated a transparency score.

The top-ranked agencies included the Agriculture Department's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the Health and Human Service Department's National Mental Health Information Center, the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs, and the main site of the General Services Administration.

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