Internet trolling behavior according to U.S. online users 2017

Which of the following behaviors do you think constitute internet trolling?

Internet trolling behavior according to U.S. online users 2017 This statistic presents a ranking of the online behavior most commonly labeled as online trolling according to internet users in the United States. During the August 2017 survey, 52 percent of respondents stated that deliberately making inflammatory statements counted as as online trolling. Over half of respondents felt that being abusive towards someone because of their opinion was trolling behavior.
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Which of the following behaviors do you think constitute internet trolling?

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Share of respondents
Deliberately making inflammatory statements 52%
Being abusive to someone because of their opinion 54%
Picking on another person or small group of people for any reason 50%
Deliberately making controversial statements 42%
Using a comments section or chatroom to further one's own opinion, even if it has nothing to do with the topic of said comments section/chatroom 35%
Calling someone else (e.g. fellow commentator, article writer, etc.) an offensive name 47%
Belittling someone for not understanding a concept or previously presented piece of information 46%
Being stubborn about one's own opinion 17%
Other 2%
Not applicable - no behavior constitutes internet trolling 5%
Don't know 14%
Share of respondents
Deliberately making inflammatory statements 52%
Being abusive to someone because of their opinion 54%
Picking on another person or small group of people for any reason 50%
Deliberately making controversial statements 42%
Using a comments section or chatroom to further one's own opinion, even if it has nothing to do with the topic of said comments section/chatroom 35%
Calling someone else (e.g. fellow commentator, article writer, etc.) an offensive name 47%
Belittling someone for not understanding a concept or previously presented piece of information 46%
Being stubborn about one's own opinion 17%
Other 2%
Not applicable - no behavior constitutes internet trolling 5%
Don't know 14%
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This statistic presents a ranking of the online behavior most commonly labeled as online trolling according to internet users in the United States. During the August 2017 survey, 52 percent of respondents stated that deliberately making inflammatory statements counted as as online trolling. Over half of respondents felt that being abusive towards someone because of their opinion was trolling behavior.
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