2023 Generative AI & American Society Survey results
For the past three months, I’ve been collaborating on a project with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, conducting a nationally representative survey to explore Americans’ attitudes towards Generative AI. Known for producing some of the most scientifically rigorous surveys in the United States, NORC was my chosen partner for this survey, which I both wrote and funded. Below are some of the standout results from the initial analysis, but each article offers a more in-depth exploration:
20% of Americans use Generative AI tools once a month or more (read the full article)
Four times as many Americans feel concerned than feel excited about Generative AI (read the full article)
When it comes to Generative AI, Americans are split over the United States maintaining its lead (read the full article)
Only one-fifth of Americans feel ready to use Generative AI in their jobs (read the full article)
The majority of Americans support paying creators if their art is used to train AI models (read the full article)
Americans foresee Generative AI impacting creative and tech jobs most, but uncertainty remains (read the full article)
Americans broadly favor Responsible AI policies (read the full article)
I’m calling this project the 2023 Generative AI & American Society Survey. You can check out the project home page here. A tremendous amount of energy went into trying to ensure the survey was as high quality as possible. For technical details you can check out the project FAQ page.
This survey sheds light on Americans’ utilization of new Generative AI tools, their sentiments of concern or excitement, the job areas they believe will be impacted, and their viewpoints on 13 policy areas encompassing potential interventions from both government and AI companies.
If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please do leave a comment in one of the articles or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help advance the understanding of public attitudes about Generative AI I’m making all raw data behind the 2023 Generative AI & American Society Survey available free of charge. Please email me if you’re interested!
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