Issues of deceptive content, privacy, and safety continue to plague social media. In this report, we analyze the data from our fifth annual “US Digital Trust Survey" to evaluate how US social media users feel about nine major social media platforms—Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube—and reveal the extent to which trust affects usage and attitudes toward advertising.
3 KEY QUESTIONS THIS REPORT WILL ANSWER:
WHAT’S IN THIS REPORT? We surveyed 1,730 US social media users on the factors that most affect their trust in social platforms and how those factors impact their decision to engage with ads or sponsored content there.
KEY STAT: More than half (52%) of US adult social media users said that whether a platform protects their privacy and data is extremely impactful on their decision to interact with the ads or sponsored content they see there.
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