Mostly fun "Web IQ" survey reveals basic misunderstanding.
These survey findings come from a Pew Research “Web IQ” quiz fielded in September among 1,066 adult internet users. The quiz featured a range of questions on internet and technology history literacy.
Here’s the question in isolation:
False (correct): 44%
Did not answer: 3%
A privacy specific Pew survey released recently showed that large majorities felt they had lost control of their personal information online. A majority (64 percent) wanted more government regulation of online advertising accordingly.
In terms of the current Web IQ survey, younger and better-educated respondents tended to be more savvy about terms and concepts and get more of the answers right.