SURVEY: IRS, NSA, Google More Trusted With Personal Information Than Facebook

TaxForms650The results should be taken with a grain of salt, as the survey size was only 1,003 people, but a poll conducted by Reason-Rupe found that respondents trusted Facebook with their personal information far less than they trusted the IRS, the National Security Agency, or Google.

Reason-Rupe also found that respondents believed only the NSA was more likely than Facebook to violate privacy, with the IRS and Google considered less likely to do so.

The specific results from Reason-Rupe were:

Which of the following do you trust the most with your personal information?

  • IRS 35 percent
  • NSA 18 percent
  • Google 10 percent
  • Facebook 5 percent

Who do you think is most likely to violate your privacy?

  • NSA 36 percent
  • Facebook 26 percent
  • IRS 18 percent
  • Google 12 percent

Readers: Did it surprise you that respondents to the Reason-Rupe poll trusted the IRS, the NSA, and Google more than Facebook with personal information?

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