A new study has found consumers have “no confidence” in their overall health, and are “not confident” in the safety of their personal devices.
“We find that even after adjusting for the potential for bias, the public has an almost complete distrust of personal devices and a very low confidence in the accuracy of the device,” the study, by the Consumers Reports magazine, found.
The survey also found consumers were “increasingly concerned about their health.”
The survey asked consumers what they consider to be the most dangerous personal device they own and how they feel about their devices.
The results showed 58 percent of Americans said they don’t trust personal devices, while 25 percent of respondents said they were “extremely concerned” and only 3 percent said they didn’t “care.”
The study found the same percentage of people who said they would use a personal device in a home environment reported they are “extremely” or “extremely worried” about their safety.
The study also found the number of people using personal devices for work fell from 3.5 percent in 2015 to 1.9 percent in 2017, while the number using a smartphone rose from 1.6 percent to 3.4 percent.
While the survey found consumers are not “very concerned” about personal devices’ safety, they are less than “very” confident they will be safe, the study found.
“The survey data also indicate that people may be more likely to use personal devices as a form of transportation than they are for work or school,” the report said.
“For example, if an employee is driving or riding in a vehicle, they may not feel as confident that they will not get caught in a collision, even if their vehicle is equipped with safety features,” the survey said.
The poll surveyed 2,500 people from March 3-10, 2018.