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

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

Reactions to homophobic 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, 44 percent of respondents stated they would ignore the content, whereas 24 percent were likely to unfollow or unfriend the poster.
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What would you do if someone made a homophobic post on social media?

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Share of respondents
Ignore the post 44%
Unfollow/unfriend the poster 24%
Comment on/ reply to the post 17%
Discuss the content with the poster offline (e.g. on the phone, in person, etc.) 7%
Don't know9%
Share of respondents
Ignore the post 44%
Unfollow/unfriend the poster 24%
Comment on/ reply to the post 17%
Discuss the content with the poster offline (e.g. on the phone, in person, etc.) 7%
Don't know9%
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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, 44 percent of respondents stated they would ignore the content, whereas 24 percent were likely to unfollow or unfriend the poster.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 10 to 14, 2017
Number of respondents
1,020 respondents
Age group
18 to 69 years
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Original question: [… homophobic ] Which, if any, of the following would you do if someone made a post on any social media that had the following qualities? If the post was...
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