How important do you consider cyber security to be?

U.S. consumer opinion on importance of cyber security 2017 This statistic presents the perceived importance of cyber security according to internet users in the United States. During the August 2017 survey, 80 percent of respondents stated that cyber security was very important. Overall, 94 percent of respondents thought of cyber security as very or somewhat important.
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Share of respondents
Very important 80%
Somewhat important 14%
Neither important nor unimportant 4%
Somewhat unimportant 1%
Very unimportant 2%
Share of respondents
Very important 80%
Somewhat important 14%
Neither important nor unimportant 4%
Somewhat unimportant 1%
Very unimportant 2%

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This statistic presents the perceived importance of cyber security according to internet users in the United States. During the August 2017 survey, 80 percent of respondents stated that cyber security was very important. Overall, 94 percent of respondents thought of cyber security as very or somewhat important.
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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 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: How important do you consider cyber security to be?

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