Young Millennials Have A Positive View Of Targeted Ads. Others? Not So Much.
More than half of US adults believe that targeted advertisements are an inappropriate use of personal data rather than a convenient way to see products they’re interested in, according to more than 3,100 US adults surveyed by YouGov. Asked which choice best matched their perception, fewer than 3 in 10 of total respondents chose the option that targeted advertisements are a convenient way to see products they are interested in. These findings highlight the dilemma advertisers face, with consumers saying they prefer ads that are relevant to them – yet many are opposed to being targeted with ads based on their online activity.