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Data Literacy

Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze and communicate with data regardless of your role or skill level to strengthen data literacy for a competitive edge.


Only one-third of us can confidently understand, analyze, and argue with data.


76% of key business decision-makers aren't confident in their ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data.

78% of business decision-makers said they would be willing to invest more time and energy into improving their data skill-sets.


Key Facts

Enterprise-wide data literacy is low

24% of business decision-makers surveyed are fully confident in their ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data.


Senior leaders do not display confidence

32% of the C-suite is viewed as data literate, potentially holding senior leaders back from encouraging their workforces to use data to their advantage.


Future employees are underprepared for data-driven workplaces

21% of 16-24-year-olds are data literate, suggesting schools and universities are failing to ensure students have the skills they need to enter the working world.


Organizations are losing competitive advantage because better data literacy drives higher enterprise performance

85% of data literate people say they are performing very well at work, compared to 54% of the wider workforce.


Data is key to professional credibility

94% of respondents using data in their current role agree data helps them do their jobs better and they also believe greater data literacy would give them more credibility (82%) in the workplace.



Our Partnership

Palm Beach State College has partnered with the LinkedIn Learning becoming part of a network of like‐minded organizations that are committed to creating a data‐literate society.

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