78% of online Americans aged 18-64 agree that online reviews help them decide whether or not to purchase a product, including roughly one-third who very much agree, according to survey results released in December by Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (OTX). Compared to the global average of 69%, Americans are 13% more likely to agree that online product reviews influence their purchases.
In fact, the Ipsos results might even underestimate how influential product reviews are to Americans. An online survey of 407 US adults by EXPO, also released in December, reveals that 98% of respondents found user-generated reviews helpful when researching holiday shopping. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.