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How confident are you that the privacy settings selected on your social media account(s) function in the way that you would like?

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U.S. social media privacy setting confidence 2017, by age group This statistic presents the share of internet users in the United States who stated they felt confidence about their privacy settings on their social media accounts working as intended. During the August 2017 survey, only 12 percent of respondents aged 60 years and older felt very confident in navigating and utilizing social media privacy settings. A total of 25 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years felt very confident regarding this issue.
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This statistic presents the share of internet users in the United States who stated they felt confidence about their privacy settings on their social media accounts working as intended. During the August 2017 survey, only 12 percent of respondents aged 60 years and older felt very confident in navigating and utilizing social media privacy settings. A total of 25 percent of respondents aged 18 to 29 years felt very confident regarding this issue.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 10 to 14, 2017
Number of respondents
1,020 respondents
Age group
18 to 69 years
Method of interview
Online survey
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Original question: How confident are you that the privacy settings selected on your social media account(s) function in the way that you would like?

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