Got something to hide? Your digital device may not be the best place to keep that secret, as a new survey finds 82% of people admit to snooping through other people’s devices. And they must have really good skills, as 81% claim they’ve never been caught for snooping.
According to the poll of 1,000 Americans, 53% say they’ve actually found something incriminating or concerning while poking around. The most common discoveries are evidence their partner is cheating, or at least flirting, with someone else, with 70% claiming they’ve found proof of this when going through someone’s device.
The survey also reveals:
- Only 10% of respondents claim to have never looked through someone else’s device.
- Those most likely to do the snooping are romantic partners and exes.
- 87% of snoopers head straight for the person’s messages, emails or social media messages.
- Nearly half (44%) check out the person’s photos and 38% review their target’s browser history.
- Women are more likely to admit they snoop than men (88% versus 77%).
- One in four say they discover “something significant” every time, or nearly every time they snoop, while a third admit they never find anything incriminating.
- Despite their sneakiness, 35% never feel guilty for snooping.