Americans trust Facebook the least with their personal information and the company got the second highest vote for “most likely to violate privacy” in a recent poll.
A Reason poll released on April 3 found that most people trust the Internal Revenue Service with their personal information compared to other institutions. Approximately 35% of those surveyed said they trust the IRS most, compared to a mere 18% who said they’d trust the National Security Agency (NSA).
Social media platforms are not trusted much. While 10% trust Google only 5% trust Facebook with their personal information.
The reason for that number may have to do with the fact that 26% of those surveyed said they thought Facebook was most likely to violate privacy, although the NSA topped the list with 36% believing it will violate privacy. This is compared to Facebook getting 18% and Google 12% of the no-confidence vote of the 1,003 mobile and 503 land line Americans contacted between March 26-30, 2014 for the survey.