New Pew Report: Americans' Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance

Andrew Young — May 22, 2015

This week, Mary Madden and Network member Lee Rainie of Pew Research Center released the report “Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance.”

The report, which is the product of two Pew surveys, finds that:

“While some Americans have taken modest steps to stem the tide of data collection, few have adopted advanced privacy-enhancing measures. However, majorities of Americans expect that a wide array of organizations should have limits on the length of time that they can retain records of their activities and communications. At the same time, Americans continue to express the belief that there should be greater limits on government surveillance programs. Additionally, they say it is important to preserve the ability to be anonymous for certain online activities.”

Read the full report here.