3. Americans’ views on how online harassment should be addressed
The State of Online Harassment
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking
Q&A: What we’ve learned about online harassment
79% of Americans think social media companies are doing an only fair to poor job when it comes to addressing online harassment or bullying.
56% of Americans oppose the right to sue social media companies for what users post
41% of U.S. adults say people should be able to sue social media companies for content that other users post on these companies’ platforms.
Some Americans who have been targeted by troubling behaviors online wouldn’t call it ‘harassment’
43% of those who report experiencing harassing behavior online say that they consider their most recent experience to be “online harassment.”
For a Lot of American Teens, Religion Is a Regular Part of the Public School Day
The concerns and challenges of being a U.S. teen: What the data show
Seven-in-ten U.S. teens say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers. Yet anxiety and depression aren't the only concerns for teens.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual online daters report positive experiences – but also harassment
A majority of LGB adults report that they have used an online dating site or app, roughly twice the share of straight adults who say the same.
One-third of Asian Americans fear threats, physical attacks and most say violence against them is rising
The vast majority of Asian Americans (81%) say violence against them is increasing, far surpassing the 56% of all U.S. adults who say the same.
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