Facebook Voting Survey: Half Still Unsure If They’ll Cast Online Ballots

Facebook is currently giving its users the opportunity to vote on whether or not they should be able to vote on future changes concerning privacy and similar issues on the site. Privacy has been a major concern for many Facebook users, especially when the social network changes its terms or policies. So how many users are taking the time to vote? And how many are concerned about privacy?

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Facebook Users

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 82% of respondents said that they currently have a Facebook account. 4% said that they used to have an account, but don’t anymore. And 14% said they’ve never had a Facebook account.

Of those who do not have a Facebook account, 30% said that privacy issues have a lot to do with their decision to stay off of Facebook. 25% said that privacy issues have something to do with their decision to not use Facebook. And 45% said that privacy issues don’t really concern them. Of those who used to have a Facebook account, 14% said that privacy had a lot to do with their decision to leave Facebook, and 50% said it had something to do with their decision to leave Facebook.

Privacy Concerns

Of those who do use Facebook, 28% said they are very concerned about privacy on the site. 46% said they are somewhat concerned about privacy. 21% said they are not very concerned about privacy on the site. And just 5% of Facebook users said that they are not concerned with privacy issues at all.

Facebook Voting

9% of Facebook users said that they have already voted in Facebook’s online ballot. 21% said they definitely plan to vote. Another 46% said they might vote in Facebook’s online ballot. And 24% said they definitely do not plan to vote.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

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What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on December 5 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.