U.S. digital privacy concerns regarding online activities 2015

This statistic ranks the online activities avoided due to privacy or security concerns according to online households in the United States. During the July 2015 survey period, 29 percent of online households avoided conducting financial transactions online due to privacy or security concerns.

Online activities avoided due to privacy or security concerns according to online households in the United States as of July 2015

All online HHsHHs w/2+ privacy/security concernsHHs reporting breach
Conducting financial transactions29%37%40%
Buying goods or services26%34%35%
Posting on social networks26%34%35%
Expressing a controversial opinion19%25%26%
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Sources

Release date

May 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 2015

Supplementary notes

Categories depicting online activities avoided by different groups are not mutually exclusive. Fifty percent of online households reporting an online security breach also expressed two or more privacy or security concerns. Conversely, 24 percent of online households expressing multiple concerns also experienced a security breach.

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