Global opinion on stopping hacktivism breaking the law in 2015

This statistic presents the share of global internet users who agree that hacktivists are breaking the law and should be stopped as of December 2015. During the survey period it was found that 34 percent of internet users in China strongly agreed that hacktivism should be stopped. Respondents from Pakistan were found to agree most strongly with the statement.

Do you agree that hacktivists are breaking the law and should be stopped?

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Release date

April 2016



Survey time period

November 20, 2015 to December 4, 2015

Number of respondents

24,143 (about 1,000 in each country)

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

internet users

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: When it comes to exposing the confidential information of various groups, do you agree or disagree with the following? Hacktivist groups are breaking the law and should be stopped.

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