Of the 475 respondents, 87% reported hearing about the surveillance programs in some way, but only 38% changed their digital behaviors since learning about the programs.  

Overall, respondents were split about their concerns with government surveillance—52% were at least somewhat concerned, while 46% reported little or no concern. The top five reported reasons for not protecting digital data were:  

  1. I have nothing to hide.
  2. I don’t have the time or expense.
  3. It won’t prevent monitoring anyway.
  4. I don’t want to raise suspicions or invite scrutiny.
  5. I’m comfortable with the monitoring because it makes us safer.


You can read the full report at http://pewrsr.ch/1b4SqOg.  

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