In a previous blog post, we addressed where European’s feel their data literacy comfort level is, now we want to understand where the United States feels its data literacy skills reside. In Qlik’s recent survey on data literacy in the United States, it was found about 1 out of 3 people in the United States feel data literate. That leaves such a large gap of those who do not feel data literate: about 67% of people within the United States do not feel data literate. Through the survey, some very interesting insight can be gained into the mind sets of individuals. When we look at individuals and their thinking with regards to data, we found that almost half of those surveyed in the United States feel they get overwhelmed at their current job when reading, working, analyzing, and arguing with data. With the vast amount of data being created today, and the growing need for organizations to be successful with that data, the high number of individuals who feel overwhelmed by data can be a strong wake-up call for organizations to start to build the right culture and training for individuals to become data literate. Remember, we don’t need everyone to be a data scientist, we need them to develop skills within the four key characteristics of data literacy.