Privacy and Cybersecurity: Key findings from Pew Research
Pew Research Center has been studying Americans’ attitudes about their own personal information security and that of their families for years. Here are a few highlights.
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What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy
Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.
Americans’ Views on Privacy and Security
Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.
Why some Americans have not changed their privacy and security behaviors
54% of Americans say it would be difficult to find the tools and strategies that would enhance their privacy online and when using cellphones, according to a Pew Research Center report.
How citizens and investigative journalists handle privacy protection
The public’s muted response on possible government monitoring of their online behavior differs from that of investigative journalists, whose work makes them potential targets for monitoring.
Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden
Nearly two years after Snowden’s revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.
5 key takeaways about how investigative reporters view their digital security
As journalism becomes an increasingly digital practice, the data and communications of investigative journalists have become vulnerable to hackers, government surveillance and legal threats. But what are these vulnerabilities – and what steps have investigative journalists taken to protect themselves?
Privacy in 2025: Experts’ Predictions
We canvassed thousands of experts to ask them to predict the future of privacy in America and found they were divided on whether or not a secure, trusted privacy-rights infrastructure would be in place by 2025.
The Future of Privacy
Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025.
What Americans Think About Privacy
The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways. Select one of the nine profiles in this interactive to see the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy.