Reasons for online hate and harassment in the U.S. 2018

Reasons for online hate according to online harassment victims in the United States as of December 2018

Reasons for online hate and harassment in the U.S. 2018 This statistic presents the most common types of online harassment experienced by internet users in the United States. During the December 2018 survey it was found that 21 percent of internet users had experienced online harassment due to their political views, with further 21 percent reporting falling victim to online hate because of physical appearance.
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Reasons for online hate according to online harassment victims in the United States as of December 2018

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Share of respondents
Any protected class32%
Political views21%
Physical appearance21%
Gender20%
Race or ethnicity15%
Religion11%
Sexual orientation11%
Occupation9%
Disability8%
Share of respondents
Any protected class32%
Political views21%
Physical appearance21%
Gender20%
Race or ethnicity15%
Religion11%
Sexual orientation11%
Occupation9%
Disability8%
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This statistic presents the most common types of online harassment experienced by internet users in the United States. During the December 2018 survey it was found that 21 percent of internet users had experienced online harassment due to their political views, with further 21 percent reporting falling victim to online hate because of physical appearance.
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