U.S. internet users who experienced partner abuse online 2016, by sexual identity

This statistic illustrates the percentage of internet users in the United States who have experienced at least one form of digital harassment or abuse by a current or former romantic partner as of July 2016, sorted by sexual identity. According to the surveyed results, 38 percent of LGB respondents stated that they had experienced at least one form of digital harassment or abuse by a current or former romantic partner. Such abuse includes monitoring of online or phone activity without permission, purposeful embarassment online, offensive name-calling, online stalking, revenge porn, as well as physical threats made online, doxxing and many more.

Share of internet users in the United States who have experienced at least one form of digital harassment or abuse by a current or former romantic partner as of July 2016, by sexual identity

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Release date

January 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 17 to July 31, 2016

Number of respondents

2,810 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

who have ever been in a romantic relationship

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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