Online and computer security activities of U.S. Millenial internet users as of September 2013

U.S. Millennials: online and computer security activities 2013 This statistic shows data in online and computer security activities of U.S. Millenial internet users. As of September 2013, 41 percent of respondents had un-friended someone during the past month.
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Share of respondents
Read the privacy policy of an app before I downloaded it44%
Updated critical software, such as OS or browser44%
Un-friended someone41%
Deleted a post I had second thoughts about39%
Deleted a post or email that I thought was a phishing attempt**39%
Backed up the data on my laptop or desktop37%
Updated security software with the latest version for my computer34%
Searched my name on the internet32%
Did not download an app because of privacy considerations31%
Abandoned a purchase online because of security or privacy concerns31%
Backed up data on my mobile devices29%
Added PIN/password to a mobile device that did not have one28%
Added a security software program to a device that did not have one25%
Deleted an online account I no longer use25%
Asked someone to delete a post with information about me12%
Read an article or visited a website specifically to learn about online safety12%
None9%
Share of respondents
Read the privacy policy of an app before I downloaded it44%
Updated critical software, such as OS or browser44%
Un-friended someone41%
Deleted a post I had second thoughts about39%
Deleted a post or email that I thought was a phishing attempt**39%
Backed up the data on my laptop or desktop37%
Updated security software with the latest version for my computer34%
Searched my name on the internet32%
Did not download an app because of privacy considerations31%
Abandoned a purchase online because of security or privacy concerns31%
Backed up data on my mobile devices29%
Added PIN/password to a mobile device that did not have one28%
Added a security software program to a device that did not have one25%
Deleted an online account I no longer use25%
Asked someone to delete a post with information about me12%
Read an article or visited a website specifically to learn about online safety12%
None9%
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This statistic shows data in online and computer security activities of U.S. Millenial internet users. As of September 2013, 41 percent of respondents had un-friended someone during the past month.
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Release date
October 2013
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 5 to September 9, 2013
Age group
18-26 years
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* in the past month ** Original wording: "Deleted a post or email that I thought was a fake attempt to get me to share personal information"
Multiple answers were possible.

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