Harms resulting from online harassment as experienced by U.S. internet users 2016

This statistic presents the share of harms resulting from online harassment experienced by internet users in the United States as of July 2016. According to the source, 27 percent of the respondents experienced trouble in a relationship or friendship due to online harassment, while 20 percent of the victims declared that they had to shut down an online account or profile.

Results of online harassment according to victims in the United States as of July 2016

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Release date

November 2016


United States

Survey time period

May 17 to July 31, 2016

Number of respondents

total survey n=3,002; victims of online harassment n=673

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original statement: Among victims of online harassment or abuse, the percentage who say they have experienced the following things as a result of online harassment or abuse.

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