2-Factor Authentication

question

Do you have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled on your online accounts?

  • Yes wherever it is possible
  • Yes on some of my accounts
  • No
  • I don’t know what two-factor authentication is

Main insights

The most popular answer to this question was “Yes, wherever it is possible.” Still, only 42% of the respondents claim to be using two-factor authentication everywhere, while further 36% don’t even know what it means. It may indicate that they are not familiar with the term itself but still use a combination of different login methods. However, it may also mean that they simply ignore suggestions to add an extra login method for their accounts.

Australian Internet users turned out to be the best informed on what 2FA means, with nearly 50% using it wherever possible. Meanwhile, 42% of Canadians said they were not familiar with 2FA and over 10% specified they didn’t use it at all.

Score by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    49%
  • United States

    United States

    44%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    40%
  • Canada

    Canada

    37%

Fully correct answers by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    49%
  • United States

    United States

    44%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    40%
  • Canada

    Canada

    37%