Societal impact of online hate and harassment in the U.S. 2018

Societal impact of online hate and harassment according to internet users in the United States as of December 2018

Societal impact of online hate and harassment in the U.S. 2018 This statistic presents the societal impact of online hate and harassment according to internet users in the United States. During the December 2018 survey, 59 percent of respondents believed that online hate and harassment made hate crimes more common. An unsurprising outcome, as it was also found that 59 percent of internet users had personally experienced any kind of online harassment with 37 percent of respondents reporting to having experienced severe forms of online harassment such as physical threats, sexual harassment, stalking and sustained harassment.
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Societal impact of online hate and harassment according to internet users in the United States as of December 2018

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Share of respondents
Makes hate crimes more common59%
Increases the use of derogatory language50%
Makes young Americans lose faith in America39%
Makes it harder to stand up to hate30%
Makes me feel less safe in my community22%
Makes family members trust each other less18%
Share of respondents
Makes hate crimes more common59%
Increases the use of derogatory language50%
Makes young Americans lose faith in America39%
Makes it harder to stand up to hate30%
Makes me feel less safe in my community22%
Makes family members trust each other less18%
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This statistic presents the societal impact of online hate and harassment according to internet users in the United States. During the December 2018 survey, 59 percent of respondents believed that online hate and harassment made hate crimes more common. An unsurprising outcome, as it was also found that 59 percent of internet users had personally experienced any kind of online harassment with 37 percent of respondents reporting to having experienced severe forms of online harassment such as physical threats, sexual harassment, stalking and sustained harassment.
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