U.S. negative social media experiences 2017, by gender

This statistic illustrates the share of internet users in the United States who have had negative experiences as a result from being active on social media, sorted by gender. According to the August 2017 survey, 19 percent of male respondents had gotten in trouble with school or work because of pictures posted of them online. Only eight percent of female respondents cited the same problem.

Share of internet users in the United States who have ever had negative experiences as a result of being active on social media as of August 2017, by gender

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Source

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: Have you ever had the following negative experience as a result of being active on social media?
Yes (net) = top-2 (yes, frequently or on occasion)

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