NextAdvisor Reveals Results of Social Media Privacy Study

We wanted to understand how people of all ages approach privacy when it comes to their social media accounts, but also wondered if there were differences between how someone from a younger generation might act compared to someone older.

In an effort to better understand how adults in the U.S. view their privacy on social media in comparison to other websites and apps, NextAdvisor, a leading consumer finance and small business information website, has released two articles containing the results of a recent survey. The survey, which was conducted by NextAdvisor from April 25 – 26 and comprised of 504 men and women ages 18 and older, asked a variety of questions related to how they choose and secure their social media passwords, what kind of privacy settings they use when posting on social media and more. NextAdvisor broke down the results into two blog posts. The first post focused on people’s password habits, while the second post focused on their privacy habits. In both articles, the survey respondents were divided into two age groups, 18 to 40 and 41 to 65 or older.

“We wanted to understand how people of all ages approach privacy when it comes to their social media accounts, but also wondered if there were differences between how someone from a younger generation might act compared to someone older,” said Jocelyn Baird, NextAdvisor’s Associate Editor.

The articles assess the survey results and give advice to readers for what they can learn from the habits and choices of their peers. Here are some of the top findings:


  • More than half of all respondents (67%) said they have, now or in the past, used the same password between one or more of their social media accounts.
  • One in three (31%) admitted to never changing their social media…

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