U.S. perceptions of law enforcement having access to encrypted communications 2016

Share of adults in the United States who think the government should be able to access encrypted communications when investigating crimes as of May 2016, by age group

U.S. perceptions of law enforcement having access to encrypted communications 2016 This statistic shows the share of Americans who agree that law enforcement should have access to encrypted communications for the purpose of investigating crimes as of May 2016, by age group. During the survey period, 49 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 29 felt that technology companies should be able to use encryption technology that was unbreakable to law enforcement.
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Share of adults in the United States who think the government should be able to access encrypted communications when investigating crimes as of May 2016, by age group

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The government should be able to access encrypted communications when investigating crimeTechnology companies should be able to use encryption technology that is unbreakable even to law enforcementIt dependsDon't know
18-2941%49%3%4%
30-4947%47%3%1%
50-6450%42%4%3%
65+45%35%7%9%
The government should be able to access encrypted communications when investigating crimeTechnology companies should be able to use encryption technology that is unbreakable even to law enforcementIt dependsDon't know
18-2941%49%3%4%
30-4947%47%3%1%
50-6450%42%4%3%
65+45%35%7%9%
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This statistic shows the share of Americans who agree that law enforcement should have access to encrypted communications for the purpose of investigating crimes as of May 2016, by age group. During the survey period, 49 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 29 felt that technology companies should be able to use encryption technology that was unbreakable to law enforcement.
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