Despite rapid uptake of generative AI tools like ChatGPT, especially among younger Americans, most American adults do not trust generative AI technology.
Our Research and Insights team took a look at public opinion towards AI and found:
- A majority of U.S. adults (64%) do not trust generative AI technology. Those who aren’t familiar with the technology have higher shares of distrust (71%), compared to those who are familiar with generative AI (60%).
- Four in five U.S. adults (84%) agree someone could easily abuse generative AI technology and 68% of U.S. adults worry generative AI could negatively impact the economy. More than half of Americans (56%) worry that generative AI will worsen existing social inequalities.
- More students aged 12-18 (58%) are using ChatGPT than parents (30%). Similarly, 54% of students aged 12-18 have heard a lot about ChatGPT, compared to only 30% of parents.
- Students who use ChatGPT are three times more likely to use the AI platform (53%) than search engines like Google (18%).