A victim of online ID theft?

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A victim of online ID theft?

As far as they now, a majority of Americans have not been a victim of online identity theft. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, as far as you know have you ever been a victim of online identity theft? Most Americans, 69% said they have not, 15% said they have been a victim of online identity theft, 17% did not have an opinion.

Democrats, women and Americans 65 and over were the least likely to be a victim. Among Democrats, 75% said they have not been and online ID theft victim, 11% said they have been, 14% had no opinion. Among women and Americans 65 and over, 71% said they have been online identity theft victims.

The largest number of online ID theft victims were Republicans and young people. Among Republicans, 19% said they have been a victim, 66% said they have not, 16% did not have an opinion. Young people, in the 18-29 year old age group, weighed in with 18% saying they have been a victim of online identity theft, 69% said they have not been victimized as far as they know, 13% did not have an opinion.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,024 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 08, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

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Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position Crosstabs-Online identity theft

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