Internet & TechDecember 4, 2014

Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is

Our true/false statement question asked, “When a company posts a privacy policy, it ensures that the company keeps confidential all the information it collects on users.” Half of online Americans answered incorrectly.

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Internet & TechNovember 12, 2014

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.

Internet & TechNovember 12, 2014

Public Views of Privacy in 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.

Internet & TechOctober 30, 2014

5 facts about online harassment

A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.

Internet & TechOctober 22, 2014

Online Harassment

73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.

Internet & TechAugust 26, 2014

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Our case study found people were less likely to discuss the Snowden-NSA story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.

Internet & TechApril 30, 2014

Heartbleed Bug Impacts Large Share of Internet Users

About four-in-ten (39%) internet users say that they took steps to protect their online accounts by changing passwords or canceling accounts. And 6% think their personal information was stolen.

Media & NewsApril 29, 2014

Mobile apps collect information about users, with wide range of permissions

The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.

U.S. PoliticsApril 15, 2014

NSA coverage wins Pulitzer, but Americans remain divided on Snowden leaks

Percentage of the public saying in January that Edward Snowden’s leaks “served the public interest,” compared with 43% who say the leaks “harmed the public interest.”

Internet & TechApril 14, 2014

More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach

Growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.