Mini Poll Results

How Hacked Is Your Life?

Do you have a computer, smartphone, or tablet?
  • 100%
    Yes
  • 0%
    No
Do you have a credit or debit card?
  • 99%
    Yes
  • 1%
    No
Have you or a family member been notified by a credit card company, financial institution, or retailer that personal information may have been stolen as part of a data breach?
  • 80%
    Yes
  • 20%
    No
Have you or a family member been notified by a government agency, hospital, or school that personal information may have been stolen as part of a data breach?
  • 18%
    Yes
  • 82%
    No
Which do you think is more likely to happen to you: Having the payment card information you used at a restaurant stolen by computer hackers; or, Your home being burglarized while you are not there?
  • 88%
    Payment information stolen
  • 12%
    Home burglarized while I’m away
Do you think that you or a family member has ever been targeted by online fraud or hacking?
  • 53%
    Yes
  • 47%
    No
Has your email account ever been hacked?
  • 40%
    Yes
  • 60%
    No
Would the knowledge that a retailer’s payment card data had been compromised deter you from using a credit or debit card to shop there?
  • 57%
    Yes
  • 43%
    No
In which of the following institutions do you have a GREAT DEAL of faith that your personal and payment information is protected from hackers: (Check all that apply)
  • 69%
    Banks
  • 8%
    Brick and mortar retailers and restaurants
  • 23%
    Federal government
  • 22%
    Hospitals
  • 5%
    Local governments
  • 25%
    My own employer
  • 7%
    Schools
  • 2%
    Social media websites
  • 9%
    State governments
  • 12%
    On-line retailers
Which of the following steps do you REGULARLY take to protect your personal and payment information: (Check all that apply)
  • 66%
    Use “strong” passwords
  • 23%
    Change passwords regularly
  • 8%
    Only spend cash
  • 76%
    Monitor accounts for unauthorized charges
  • 7%
    Use third-party apps
  • 39%
    Sign the backs of my payment cards
  • 21%
    Stop patronizing stores that have had high-profile personal information thefts