The FINANCIAL — Users of Twitter, the social networking service, are a little less worried about the security of their personal information.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Twitter users are still at least somewhat concerned about the security of their personal information on the service. But that's down six points from a year ago. The new finding includes 20% who are Very Concerned.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of Twitter users do not share that concern, but just nine percent (9%) are Not at All Concerned about the safety of their personal information on the service.
Twitter users are a lot less worried about security than Facebook users. A separate survey found that 69% of Facebook users are concerned about the security of their personal information.
The survey of 5,000 American adults was conducted on July 11-12, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 1.4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Even though just 12% of all American Adults say they have a Twitter account, 72% say they have read, seen or heard about Twitter.
More Adults under 40 have an account than adults over 40. Those who earn more than $75,000 per year are more likely to have a Twitter account than those who earn less.
Among those who do have an account on the Twitter network, 56% say they rarely or never send or receive Tweets (Twitter messages). Only 14% send or receive one every day or nearly every day. Five percent (5%) say they Tweet several times a day.
Young adults Tweet more than their elders.