Share of women worldwide who have ever experienced abuse or harassment on selected websites and social media platforms as of July 2017

Harassment of women on selected websites and social media platforms 2017 This statistic presents the share of women worldwide who have every experienced abuse or harassment on selected websites and social media platforms. During the July 2017 survey period, 57 percent of survey respondents who have experienced online abuse stated that they had experienced harassment via Facebook.
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Share of respondents
Facebook57%
Facebook Messenger23%
Instagram10%
WhatsApp8%
Twitter7%
Snapchat6%
YouTube6%
LinkedIn1%
Reddit1%
Twitch1%
4Chan*-
Pinterest*-
Another web forum or chatroom25%
The comments section under a news article online7%
The comments section under a personal blog 5%
In messages sent to my private or work email address13%
Somewhere else12%
Don't know1%
Prefer not to say1%
Share of respondents
Facebook57%
Facebook Messenger23%
Instagram10%
WhatsApp8%
Twitter7%
Snapchat6%
YouTube6%
LinkedIn1%
Reddit1%
Twitch1%
4Chan*-
Pinterest*-
Another web forum or chatroom25%
The comments section under a news article online7%
The comments section under a personal blog 5%
In messages sent to my private or work email address13%
Somewhere else12%
Don't know1%
Prefer not to say1%
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This statistic presents the share of women worldwide who have every experienced abuse or harassment on selected websites and social media platforms. During the July 2017 survey period, 57 percent of survey respondents who have experienced online abuse stated that they had experienced harassment via Facebook.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
June 26 to July 3, 2017
Number of respondents
911 respondents
Age group
18 to 55 years
Special properties
who have ever experienced online abuse or harassment
Method of interview
Online panel
Supplementary notes
QA2. You said that you have experience of abuse or harassment online. On which, if any, of the following websites or social media platforms have you experienced abuse or harassment online?
Countries surveyed: UK, United States, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Denmark.
Total survey n= 4,009
*Less than 1 percent of respondents.

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