Share of adults in the United States who trust selected institutions to keep their personal information secure as of January 2017

U.S. adult user trust in institutional security of personal information 2017 This statistic presents the share of adults in the United States who trust selected institutions to protect their personal information as of January 2017. During the survey period, nine percent of respondents found the state government to be extremely trustworthy in regards of information security.
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Extremely trustworthyVery trustworthyModerately trustworthySlightly trustworthyNot at all trustworthy
Your current employer19%42%28%10%1%
Doctors14%38%35%11%2%
Bankers13%35%35%11%5%
Health insurance companies10%28%41%14%8%
Credit card companies10%27%40%16%7%
IRS11%27%38%15%10%
Other insurance companies7%23%47%18%6%
State government9%22%41%19%9%
Federal government9%21%39%18%12%
Major physical retailers6%19%41%25%7%
E-commerce sites6%19%42%25%8%
Restaurants and bars5%16%35%28%15%
Social networks5%11%29%26%25%
Online dating sites5%7%23%28%37%
Extremely trustworthyVery trustworthyModerately trustworthySlightly trustworthyNot at all trustworthy
Your current employer19%42%28%10%1%
Doctors14%38%35%11%2%
Bankers13%35%35%11%5%
Health insurance companies10%28%41%14%8%
Credit card companies10%27%40%16%7%
IRS11%27%38%15%10%
Other insurance companies7%23%47%18%6%
State government9%22%41%19%9%
Federal government9%21%39%18%12%
Major physical retailers6%19%41%25%7%
E-commerce sites6%19%42%25%8%
Restaurants and bars5%16%35%28%15%
Social networks5%11%29%26%25%
Online dating sites5%7%23%28%37%
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This statistic presents the share of adults in the United States who trust selected institutions to protect their personal information as of January 2017. During the survey period, nine percent of respondents found the state government to be extremely trustworthy in regards of information security.
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Release date
February 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 2017
Number of respondents
1,012 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
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Question: "How trustworthy is each of the following at keeping your information secure?"

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