Reactions to racist posts on social media in the U.S. 2017

What would you do if someone made a racist post on social media?

by J. Clement, last edited Aug 28, 2017
Reactions to racist posts on social media in the U.S. 2017 This statistic shows the most common reactions of online adults in the United States when encountering racist posts on social media. During the August 2017 survey, 40 percent of respondents stated they would ignore the content, whereas 31 percent would unfollow or unfriend the poster.
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What would you do if someone made a racist post on social media?

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Share of respondents
Ignore the post 40%
Unfollow/unfriend the poster 31%
Comment on/ reply to the post 17%
Discuss the content with the poster offline (e.g. on the phone, in person, etc.) 6%
Don't know7%
Share of respondents
Ignore the post 40%
Unfollow/unfriend the poster 31%
Comment on/ reply to the post 17%
Discuss the content with the poster offline (e.g. on the phone, in person, etc.) 6%
Don't know7%
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by J. Clement, last edited Aug 28, 2017
This statistic shows the most common reactions of online adults in the United States when encountering racist posts on social media. During the August 2017 survey, 40 percent of respondents stated they would ignore the content, whereas 31 percent would unfollow or unfriend the poster.
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