Reasons victims of bullying felt they were targeted United Kingdom (UK) 2019

This statistic shows the reasons that victims felt they were targeted for bullying in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2019. Over half of respondents, at 59 percent, felt they were bullied due to their appearance, while a further 46 percent thought that they were targeted because of their hobbies and interests.

Why do you think you were bullied?

Share of respondents
Attitudes towards my appearance59%
Attitides towards my interests or hobbies46%
Attitides towards the clothes I wear25%
Being accused of being gay/lesbian when I'm not24%
Attitides towards my high grades20%
Attitides towards my mannerisms19%
Attitides towards my low grades15%
Attitides towards a disability I have13%
Attitides towards my sexuality10%
Attitides towards low household income9%
Attitides towards my race9%
Attitides towards my culture9%
Attitides towards high household income8%
Attitides towards my religion8%
Attitides towards my gender identity5%
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Release date

November 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Number of respondents

7,347 respondents

Age group

12 to 20 year olds

Special properties

Young people in the UK

Method of interview

Online survey

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