U.S. trust in select entities to keep coronavirus tracking data secure 2020

According to an April 2020 survey of U.S. adults, 52 percent of respondents trusted researchers at universities to keep the data collected about them to better track the spread of the coronavirus pandemic protected and secure. Additionally, 51 percent of respondents trusted federal agencies to do so. Only 35 percent of respondents trusted tech companies to fully ensure data security for coronavirus tracing data.

Share of U.S. adults who trust select entities to keep the data collected about them to better track the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) protected and secure as of April 2020

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 22 to 24, 2020

Number of respondents

2,200 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

net positive of a lot / some

Supplementary notes

Original question: "And how much would you trust each of the following to keep the data collected about you to better track the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus), including health information and location data, protected and secure? Large technology companies, researchers at universities, Federal agencies, such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of Health and Human Services"

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