Modern technology makes it easier to spy on somebody, but people still don’t want to violate the right to privacy. Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) released the poll, conducted between 2/3/14 and 8/22/14.
The poll posed the question: “Do you read other people’s mail?”, to which the responses were: “Yes” – 27%, “No” – 73%.
139,305 people participated in the poll. From the USA – 74%, from Canada – 2%, from Britain – 7%, from Australia – 4% and from other countries -12%.
“Living in the age of disclosure, as we do, our sense of other’s privacy has been systematically eroded by the public’s “right to know”, says Rosen, a research psychologist at California State University. “The technology has made everyone’s communications highly accessible and some people probably don’t see it as a violation of trust, because of how easy it is to do. Especially when it comes to relationships, spying and snooping on your spouse can create a lot of marital discord.A healthy marriage is built on trust, respect, and loyalty.”
Among those who admitted peeking into somebody else’s letters, 32% were males, 68% – females.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, admits the statistics just restates the stereotype. “Wives are far more likely than their husbands to read their spouse’s emails and texts when they suspect the the other of cheating. Scientists consistently find that women are more emotionally involved than men.And It seems that they are able to overcome any barrier when they feel that their relationship is at stake,” explains Alex.
Meetville, a leading mobile dating service, regularly conducts research among its users. Millions of people from the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia answer hundreds of questions every month. You can find the results of the poll here. If you are interested in research on a particular topic, please contact us. Any reprint of the material should be followed by clickable links to the survey.