Latest research on online surveys conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by PC Tools showed that American computer users are likely to take online surveys and reveal their personal information.
Computer users are very commonly intimidated by free gifts and offers that asks to take online surveys before proceeding. 55% of American computer users who participated in this research responded that they would give away their personal information to redeem a prize. 53% of participants said that they could enter their personal details in an online survey if it would offer a get-rich-quick information or would offer a free antivirus. 48% of computer users which were questioned would give away they personal information for a free movie. 47% of people who participated understood that such online surveys could lead to a scam, but nevertheless 55% of them would risk and give away their personal information anyway.
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Similar research was made in Australia and UK. Computer users in UK are slightly more cautious when giving away their personal information. 46% of UK computer users would be willing to fill an online survey to redeem a prize or offer. Computer users from Australia are even more cautious, only 37% of them would enter their personal information into such online surveys. The statistics varies depending on participants living area, income, education etc...
You should avoid such scammy online surveys - most commonly you won't get what you were promissed.
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