(IS-2016-54) Privacy and Information Sharing

This report from the Pew Research Center examines Americans attitude towards privacy issues in commercial settings. A study conducted by Pew Research, based on a survey of 461 U.S. adults and nine online focus groups of 80 people, found that there are a variety of circumstances under which many Americans would share personal information or permit surveillance in return for getting something of perceived value. Most Americans see privacy issues in commercial settings as “contingent and context-dependent”.

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