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The State of Online Harassment


This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at

Primary researchers

Emily A. Vogels, Research Associate

Research team

Monica Anderson, Associate Director of Research
Lee Rainie, Director, Internet and Technology Research
Brooke Auxier, Research Associate
Colleen McClain, Research Associate
Andrew Perrin, Research Analyst

Editorial and graphic design

Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor

Communications and web publishing

Haley Nolan, Communications Associate
Kelsey Beveridge, Communications Associate
Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer

In addition, the project benefited greatly from the guidance of Pew Research Center’s methodology team: Courtney Kennedy, Andrew Mercer, Nick Bertoni, Dorene Asare-Marfo, Nick Hatley, Ashley Amaya and Arnold Lau, as well as from feedback by the following Pew Research Center staff: Aaron Smith, Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Jocelyn Kiley and Elisa Shearer. The Center received invaluable advice in developing the questionnaire from Andre Brock, Professor of Black Digital Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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