Online privacy and anonymity strategies of U.S. internet users 2018

This statistic presents the most common actions taken in last three years because of security and privacy issues when using the internet according to online users in the United States. During the September 2018 survey, it was found that 44 percent of respondents now were less likely to give personal info on websites.

Actions taken in last three years because of security and privacy issues when using the internet according to online users in the United States as of September 2018

Percentage of respondents
I am less likely to give personal info on websites44%
I decided to only visit websites I know and trust42%
I only use my own computer42%
I started opening only emails from people I know41%
I started using different passwords37%
I have installed antivirus software36%
I have changed the security settings32%
I started changing my passwords regularly24%
I am less likely to bank online20%
I am less likely to buy goods or services online19%
None9%
I cancelled an online purchase6%
Don't know4%
Other1%
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Sources

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 2018

Number of respondents

2,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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