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U.S. adults who are not confident in companies' behavior during data misuse 2019

The majority of adults in the United States are not confident about the way companies will deal in situations involving compromised user data. Overall, 79 percent of respondents during a June 2019 survey stated that they were not confident that companies would publicly admit mistakes and take responsibility when misusing user data. Additionally, 75 percent of respondents doubted that companies would be held accountable by the government if such a situation arose.

Level of confidence in companies during selected data misuse scenarios according to online adults in the United States as of June 2019

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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

June 3 to 17, 2019

Number of respondents

4,272 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

excluding those who did not give an answer

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

% of U.S. adults who say they are __ confident that companies will ...

Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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