Citizens by a 3 to 1 Margin Are More Likely to Vote for Politicians Who Champion Open Government – Despite broad support for the idea of open government 65% of citizens remain unaware of Open Data initiatives.—Marketwire

Socrata, Inc., together with public advocacy organizations and Government 2.0 thought leaders Sunlight Foundation, Personal Democracy Forum, GovLoop, Code for America and David Eaves, today released the findings of the Open Government Data Benchmark Study, which surveyed citizens, government employees and civic application developers to assess the state of Open Data from their perspectives.