Most common types of online abuse or harassment experienced by women worldwide as of July 2017

Leading types of online abuse or harassment experienced by women 2017 This statistic presents the most common types of online abuse or harassment experienced by women worldwide. During the July 2017 survey period, 46 percent of survey respondents who have experienced online abuse stated that they had experienced sexist or misogynist comments directed towards them.
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Share of respondents
Generally abusive language or comments directed at you62%
Sexist or misogynist comments directed at you46%
Threats (direct or indirect) of physical or sexual violence against you26%
The posting of your personal details online with the aim to cause you alarm or stress17%
Racist language or comments directed at you14%
The posting of intimate images of you online without your consent8%
Homophobic or transphobic language or comments direct at you7%
Other types of online abuse18%
Don't know2%
Prefer not to say2%
Share of respondents
Generally abusive language or comments directed at you62%
Sexist or misogynist comments directed at you46%
Threats (direct or indirect) of physical or sexual violence against you26%
The posting of your personal details online with the aim to cause you alarm or stress17%
Racist language or comments directed at you14%
The posting of intimate images of you online without your consent8%
Homophobic or transphobic language or comments direct at you7%
Other types of online abuse18%
Don't know2%
Prefer not to say2%
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This statistic presents the most common types of online abuse or harassment experienced by women worldwide. During the July 2017 survey period, 46 percent of survey respondents who have experienced online abuse stated that they had experienced sexist or misogynist comments directed towards them.
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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
QA2D. Thinking about occasions on which you have personally experienced abuse or harassment online/ the abuse or harassment that you personally experienced online, did any of the following things ever happen to you? Please select all that apply
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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