Importance of social media asking permission to share information in the U.S. 2018

This statistic presents the opinions and attitudes of both teens and the parents of teens on the importance of social networking sites asking permission prior to any sharing or selling of their personal information, as of May 2018. According to the findings, 77 percent of parents in the United States reported that this issue was extremely important, while 69 percent of teens stated similarly in their opinion.

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Release date

June 2018


United States

Survey time period

May 5 to May 22, 2018

Number of respondents

23,270 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

among social media users

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

National sample polled included 19,063 adults, including 3,222 parents with children between 13 and 17 years old and 985 teenagers age 13 to 17 years.

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