Most internet users do not seem to think much about the size and scope of their digital footprint, with fully 60% saying they are not worried about how much information is available about them online. The youngest and oldest internet users express the most laissez-faire attitude about their personal information online, and the majority of online adults (61%) have not taken steps to limit the amount of information that can be found about them online. Overall, those who are more aware of their online presence, and search for such information, are more likely to restrict access or limit the information available about them in some way. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.