The older we get the more we hate change
US research – December 2011; Poll Position surveyed 496 about their Facebook account. They were asked the following question: “Are you comfortable with the personal information you provide on Facebook?” The poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults, and this particular question should be taken with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
69.5 percent of Facebook users in the US say they are comfortable with the personal information they give out on the social network. Out of the remaining respondents, 23.2 percent said they are not, and 7.3 percent have no opinion. Women are more okay with it than men, as are younger people compared to their elders.
Young people are unsurprisingly far more comfortable than older people in sharing content on the site. In the 18 to 29 age group, 81.0 percent of Facebook users said they are okay with the personal information they provide on Facebook, while 19.0 percent said they are not. On the other side of the spectrum, in the 65 and older category, just 49.7 percent are comfortable with the personal information they provide, 27.0 percent are not, and 23.3 percent had no opinion.