59% of American adults see TikTok as dangerous, but this perception varies depending on whether a person uses the social network. This is evidenced by the results of a Pew Research Center survey, writes Engadget.
Only 9% of TikTok users see the social app as a big threat. At the same time, 36% of those who do not use it believe the same. In total, 42% of users see any kind of risk in the service. Among those who do not use TikTok, this figure reaches 65%.
Age plays a significant role in the perception of TikTok. Only 49% of users under the age of 30 see TikTok as a threat at all (13% see it as a serious threat), but these numbers increase when it comes to older age groups. About 65% of those over 65 are nervous about TikTok, and 46% of this group see it as a critical threat.
Another factor is politics. 76% of conservatives express concern, compared to 49% of liberals.
Approximately 64% of American adults are at least somewhat concerned about TikTok’s data practices. Again, the numbers vary by age. Only 54% of people under the age of 30 feel this concern, while among people over the age of 65, 75% of respondents are concerned.
We will remind that in May, the governor of the state of Montana, Greg Gianforte, signed the bill SB 419, which effectively bans the social network TikTok in the state. This is the first such ban in the United States. The new law requires app stores to remove TikTok from their offerings for Montana residents.