U.S. teens encountering hate speech on social media 2018, by type

Percentage of teenagers in the United States who have encountered hate speech on social media platforms as of April 2018, by type

U.S. teens encountering hate speech on social media 2018, by type This statistic presents the percentage of teenagers in the United States who have encountered hate speech on social media platforms as of April 2018, sorted by type. According to the findings, 12 percent of teenagers reported to often encountering racist hate speech while using social media. Overall, 52 percent of respondents stated that they often or sometimes came across racist hate speech on social media.
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Percentage of teenagers in the United States who have encountered hate speech on social media platforms as of April 2018, by type

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OftenOften/sometimes
Racist12%52%
Sexist14%52%
Anti-religion11%46%
Homophobic12%52%
Any of the above21%64%
OftenOften/sometimes
Racist12%52%
Sexist14%52%
Anti-religion11%46%
Homophobic12%52%
Any of the above21%64%
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This statistic presents the percentage of teenagers in the United States who have encountered hate speech on social media platforms as of April 2018, sorted by type. According to the findings, 12 percent of teenagers reported to often encountering racist hate speech while using social media. Overall, 52 percent of respondents stated that they often or sometimes came across racist hate speech on social media.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
March 22 to April 10, 2018
Number of respondents
1,141 respondents
Age group
13-17 years
Method of interview
Online survey
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