Poll Shows 70% of Facebook Users Are Comfortable with What They Share

A new national telephone survey by Poll Position, an online and telephone-based public voting website for news and social media, shows that almost 70 percent of Facebook users in the US are comfortable with what they share.

A significant 69.5 percent of US Facebookers claim that they are content with the personal information they share on the social network. Of the remaining respondents, 23.2 percent reported that they’re not quite as comfortable, and 7.3 percent have no opinion on the matter. And that’s just as well – before you sign up for Facebook, you should be fully familiar with the fact that the social site regularly encounters problems with privacy, from privacy settings updates that make private information public if the user isn’t aware to change them, to the hackers that just recently were able to post personal pictures from Zuckerberg himself.

Here is a table from ZDNet.com that better displays the results of Poll Position’s survey:

 

Age

Gender

 

Total

18-29

30-44

45-64

65+

Male

Female

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Yes

69.5

81

66.9

69.1

49.7

62.6

74

No

23.2

19

26.4

21

27

30.1

18.6

No Opinion

7.3

0

6.7

9.9

23.3

7.3

7.4

 

As you can see, women are more comfortable sharing on the social network than men, as are younger people compared to their elders. This information comes as no surprise, but considering Facebook’s storied history with privacy breaches, it’s good to learn that the majority of its users are still comfortable with the service.

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