77% of Internet users are uncomfortable online because of spam

29% of email users say they have reduced their overall use of email becauseof spam. That figure is an increase from last June, when Pew Internet found that 25% of emailers were reporting a reduction in their email use.

29% of email users say they have reduced their overall use of email because of spam. That figure is an increase from last June, when Pew Internet found that 25% of emailers were reporting a reduction in their email use. 63% of email users said that the influx of spam made them less trusting of email in general. That figure is higher than the 52% of email users who reported declining trust in email in June. 77% of emailers said the flood of spam made the act of being online unpleasant and annoying. That is an increase from the 70% of those who said in June that spam was making online experiences unpleasant and annoying. 42% of email users said they were aware that Congress and the Administration had approved anti-spam legislation and that it had gone into effect at the beginning of the year. In all, 86% of email users reported some level of distress with spam.