Share of global internet users who are concerned about someone hacking into their online accounts and stealing personal information as of November 2014, by region
Global opinion on hacking and personal information theft 2014, by region
This statistic presents the share of global internet users who are concerned about someone hacking into their online accounts and stealing personal information like photos and private messages as of November 2014, sorted by region. During the survey period it was found that 68 percent of internet users in Europe were concerned about someone hacking into their online accounts and stealing personal information. Overall, 77 percent of global internet users agreed with the statement.
Share of global internet users who are concerned about someone hacking into their online accounts and stealing personal information as of November 2014, by region
Share of respondents
Total77%
LATAM84%
Middle East/Africa84%
BRIC79%
APAC78%
G-8 Countries70%
North America68%
Europe68%
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Sources

Release date

November 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

October 7, 2014 to November 12, 2014

Number of respondents

23,376 respondents (about 1,000 in each country)

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

internet users

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: How concerned are you about the following? Someone hacking into my online accounts and stealing my personal information like photos and private messages

Global opinion on hacking and personal information theft 2014, by region
This statistic presents the share of global internet users who are concerned about someone hacking into their online accounts and stealing personal information like photos and private messages as of November 2014, sorted by region. During the survey period it was found that 68 percent of internet users in Europe were concerned about someone hacking into their online accounts and stealing personal information. Overall, 77 percent of global internet users agreed with the statement.
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