80% of adults believe that Americans should be concerned about the government’s monitoring of phone calls and internet communications and many say key communications channels like phones and email are not secure.
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.