GB: hateful content shared on social media & messaging apps 2015, by gender

This statistic displays the findings of a survey on the frequency with which hateful content was shared on social networking sites and messaging apps in Great Britain (GB) as of January 2015, by gender. During the survey period, it was found that 41 percent of male respondents reported that such content was posted occasionally.

Frequency with which hateful content was shared on social networking sites and messaging apps according to users in Great Britain (GB) as of January 2015, by gender*

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Source

Release date

February 2015

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

January 14, 2015 to January 15, 2015

Number of respondents

669 (Male), 801 (Female)

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB adults.

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Source adds the following information:
"Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+."
* Original survey question was phrased as follows:
"Q.1 How often, if at all, do these things happen on your social networks and messaging apps? People post things that attack a certain group (e.g. racist, sexist or homophobic comments)."

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