The report was based on data from a survey conducted in October 2017 among 1,031 consumers in the United States.
More than half (54%) of respondents say they pay attention to the average star rating when looking at the online reviews of a local business.
Some 46% of respondents say they pay attention to the number of online reviews.
Most (87%) consumers say that a business needs an average rating of between three and five stars before they will use/visit it.
Some 9% of consumers say they will only use/visit local businesses with five star ratings.
Some 68% of consumers who read reviews say that they will look at four or more, on average, before deciding whether to trust a business.
Some 68% of consumers say positive online reviews make them more likely to use/visit a local business. A smaller proportion (40%) say negative reviews make them less likely to use/visit a local business.
About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in October 2017 among 1,031 consumers in the United States.
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