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Americans Worry Less About Growing Economic Reliance on the Internet

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Online shopping is on the rise this holiday season, meaning more online credit card use than ever. But despite frequently reported hacking efforts, Americans are less concerned that their reliance on the internet puts the overall economy at risk.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults still think the country’s increasing reliance on the internet for business and financial transactions makes the economy more vulnerable to attack. However, this is down from 2017’s high of 69% following the international WannaCry cyberattacks,  and more in line with surveys prior to that.

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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 2-3, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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