Degree of kindness experienced online by U.S. internet users 2016, by age group

This statistic presents the opinion of internet users in the United States on whether people are mostly kind or unkind to one another online as of July 2016, broken down by age. According to the source, 58 percent of respondents aged between 15 and 17 years considered that people are mostly kind online, while the same was true for 53 percent of the Americans at the age group between 18 and 28 years.

Share of internet users in the United States who experienced kindness and unkindness online as of July 2016, by age group

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Release date

November 2016


United States

Survey time period

May 17 to July 31, 2016

Number of respondents

3,002 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original statement: Among all internet users, the percentage who say people are mostly kind/unkind online.

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