What Americans Think About Privacy
The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways. These nine profiles show a variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy. Their answers are real, but they have been assigned a pseudonym.
Public Perceptions of Privacy and Security in the Post-Snowden Era
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
Victims of Online Harassment Describe Their Experiences
73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it. Respondents who have personally experienced online harassment were asked to elaborate about their most recent incident in their own words.
40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.
39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.
Privacy, Confidentiality, and the Use of Data
Lee Rainie will discuss privacy, confidentiality, and the use of data at the 2013 meeting of the Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
9 Things You Need To Know About Teens, Technology & Online Privacy
Amanda Lenhart presents nine major themes from the Project’s five-report series on Teens and Online Privacy
Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online
86% of online adults have taken steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations when using the internet. Despite precautions, 21% have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.
Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy
58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.