Do you think the government should or should not regulate how social media companies safeguard the personal data of their users?

U.S. view on government regulation of social media companies & user data 2018 This statistic presents the view of individual's in the United States in regards to if the government should or should not regulate on how social media companies safeguard the personal data of their users. According to the April 2018 findings, 36 percent of surveyed respondents stated the government should regulate, while in comparison 30 percent reported the opposite, saying they should not.
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Share of respondents
Government should regulate36%
Government should not regulate30%
Not sure34%
Share of respondents
Government should regulate36%
Government should not regulate30%
Not sure34%
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This statistic presents the view of individual's in the United States in regards to if the government should or should not regulate on how social media companies safeguard the personal data of their users. According to the April 2018 findings, 36 percent of surveyed respondents stated the government should regulate, while in comparison 30 percent reported the opposite, saying they should not.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 8 to April 10, 2018
Number of respondents
1,500 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
U.S. adult population
Method of interview
Online interview
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Question: "Do you think the government should or should not regulate how social media companies (eg. Facebook and Twitter) safeguard the personal data of their users?"

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