Which of the following types of personal information would you be most concerned with online hackers gaining access to?

Most sensitive private information online 2017 This statistic presents the types of personal information which U.S. adults would be most concerned about online hackers gaining access to. During the August 2017 survey period, 73 percent of respondents stated that they would feel most concerned about hackers gaining access to their personal banking information.
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Share of respondents
My personal banking information 73%
My credit card number(s) 71%
My social security number 66%
My home address/ phone number 50%
My private emails 36%
My child(ren)’s name/information 30%
My personal internet browsing history 24%
Explicit photos or videos of myself 21%
None 5%
Share of respondents
My personal banking information 73%
My credit card number(s) 71%
My social security number 66%
My home address/ phone number 50%
My private emails 36%
My child(ren)’s name/information 30%
My personal internet browsing history 24%
Explicit photos or videos of myself 21%
None 5%
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This statistic presents the types of personal information which U.S. adults would be most concerned about online hackers gaining access to. During the August 2017 survey period, 73 percent of respondents stated that they would feel most concerned about hackers gaining access to their personal banking information.
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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: Which of the following types of personal information would you be most concerned with online hackers gaining access to?
Multiple answers were possible.

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