U.S. college students who think hate speech is a serious social media problem 2019

Based on a survey conducted from October to December 2019, 42 percent of all college students in the United States reported that they believed hate speech was a somewhat serious problem on social media. In comparison, 57 percent of HBCU students reported that it was a very serious problem.

Share of college students in the United States who think hate speech is a serious problem on social media as of December 2019

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 28 to December 19, 2019

Number of respondents

3,319 respondents

Age group

18-24 years

Special properties

college students who are currently enrolled as full-time students at four-year colleges

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source asked the question: "Turning now to hate speech, meaning speech or writing that may be viewed as offensive or prejudiced against someone on the basis of their sex, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. In general, how serious of a problem do you think hate speech is on social media sites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube?"

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