Main concerns of U.S. Facebook users 2018

This statistics shows the results of a survey amongst Facebook users in the United States in 2018 as to their top concerns when using the social networking site. During the survey period, 55 percent of respondents stated that when using Facebook they were very concerned about the sale and use of their personal information by other companies.

Top Facebook user concerns in the United States as of April 2018

Very concernedSomewhat concernedNot too concerned
Personal information being sold to and used by other companies and organizations55%25%19%
Invasion of privacy43%31%26%
Internet viruses36%30%33%
Unsolicited messages or ads, sent through spam email, or appearing on one's Facebook page33%32%35%
Being attacked or shamed by others for things said or done on Facebook15%13%72%
Spending too much time on Facebook13%17%68%
Getting upset or feeling bad about yourself because of things you see others post9%11%80%
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Release date

April 2018


United States

Survey time period

April 2 to 8, 2018

Number of respondents

785 respondents

Special properties

Facebook users

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The value of the survey respondents may not amount to 100 percent due to rounding.

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