The majority of Americans feel their privacy is being challenged in some fundamental ways, our new report finds. See the variety of perspectives our focus group respondents shared about privacy. Their answers are real, but they have been assigned a pseudonym.
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.
A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.
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.”