Opinion on law enforcement access to digital citizen communications 2015, by age

This statistic presents the share of global internet users who believe law enforcement should have a right to access citizens' online communications for security reasons as of December 2015, sorted by age group. During the global survey, it was found that 12 percent of internet users aged under 25 strongly disagreed with law enforcement access of private communications for national security reasons.

Should law enforcement agencies have a right to access citizens' online communications for valid national security reasons?

Strongly agreeSomewhat agreeSomewhat disagreeStrongly disagree
Total32%38%19%11%
Under 2530%36%21%12%
25-3434%36%18%11%
35-4433%39%17%11%
45-5430%39%20%12%
55-6431%41%19%9%
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Sources

Release date

March 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

November 20, 2015 to December 4, 2015

Number of respondents

24,143 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

internet users

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: [Law enforcement agencies should have a right to access the content of their citizens’ online communications for valid national security reasons.]
Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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