What Americans Think About Privacy
Data Visualization Nov. 12, 2014

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.

Report Nov. 12, 2014

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.

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Data Visualization Oct. 22, 2014

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.

Report Oct. 22, 2014

Online Harassment

40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.

Report Aug. 26, 2014

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.

Report Apr. 30, 2014

Heartbleed’s Impact

39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.

Presentations Dec. 12, 2013

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

Presentations Nov. 7, 2013

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

Report Sep. 5, 2013

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.

Report Aug. 22, 2013

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.