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24 Percent of Voters: Genuine Privacy Possible in Digital Age

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Friday, 22 February 2019 05:19 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Just 24 percent of voters nationwide believe it is possible for Americans to have any sense of genuine privacy in the digital era. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 58 percent disagree and say genuine privacy is no longer possible. Eighteen percent are not sure.

Sixty-four percent believe it is likely their image has been captured on a government or company security video within the past 24 hours. Another 12 percent say it's likely to have occurred in the past week. Just 24 percent think it's unlikely they have been captured on security video over the past seven days.

Forty-six percent say it's likely their image was captured on somebody's smartphone video within the past 24 hours. Another 13 percent say it's happened within seven days.

Most (59 percent) believe the key to improving privacy is for people to be more careful with the information they share. Only 27 percent think new federal laws will be more effective.

However, 80 percent believe tech companies should make it easier for people to limit the amount of information they share.

On all of these questions, there is a significant generation gap. Among the youngest voters, 38 percent believe genuine privacy is possible. Among senior citizens, just 14 percent agree.

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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