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Poll: Social Networking Users Concerned about Privacy


July 16, 2010

A new poll indicates that half of Americans who have a profile on a social networking site are worried about their privacy, reports The Washington Post. The Marist poll surveyed more than 1,000 people, 27 percent of whom said they were concerned about their privacy on sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and 23 percent of whom said they were very concerned. Americans over the age of 60 are the most concerned, and women are more concerned than men, the poll showed. "Some people are concerned, reluctant and skittish about the extent of online information. There's a privacy element that some people feel is getting lost," said the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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