Most concerning issues about online usage according to internet users in the United States as of May 2017

U.S. online user top internet usage concerns 2017 This statistic gives information on the frequency with which U.S. internet users worry about online privacy as of June 2012. During the survey period, it was found that nine percent of internet users in the United States never worried about privacy online.
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Share of respondents
Cyber crime such as having your money or personal information stolen online59%
Cyber attacks via internet to disrupt life in the U.S. (e.g. online theft & of classified info, disrupting services)49%
Fake news stories and propaganda on social media31%
Companies collecting and sharing your personal data online with other organizations30%
Online surveillance of U.S. citizens by the U.S. government26%
Children accessing online content of an inappropriate nature23%
Hurtful or personal things about you being posted online7%
None of the above4%
Don't know11%
Share of respondents
Cyber crime such as having your money or personal information stolen online59%
Cyber attacks via internet to disrupt life in the U.S. (e.g. online theft & of classified info, disrupting services)49%
Fake news stories and propaganda on social media31%
Companies collecting and sharing your personal data online with other organizations30%
Online surveillance of U.S. citizens by the U.S. government26%
Children accessing online content of an inappropriate nature23%
Hurtful or personal things about you being posted online7%
None of the above4%
Don't know11%
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This statistic gives information on the frequency with which U.S. internet users worry about online privacy as of June 2012. During the survey period, it was found that nine percent of internet users in the United States never worried about privacy online.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 2017
Number of respondents
1,151 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
Original question: Thinking about when people use the Internet, which of the following issues, if any, are you most concerned about? (Please tick up to three)

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