U.S. perception of online environments 2014, by gender

This statistic presents U.S. internet users' perception of online environments welcoming to internet users, sorted by gender. During the June 2014 survey it was found that 44 percent of respondents felt that online gaming was more welcoming toward men, whereas 51 percent of respondents stated that it was equally welcoming towards both genders.

Online environments welcoming to internet users in the United States as of June 2014, by gender

More welcoming toward menMore welcoming toward womenEqually welcoming toward both
Online gaming44%2%51%
Online dating sites/apps14%18%66%
Social networking sites/apps5%18%75%
Comments section of a website12%8%79%
Online discussion sites13%6%78%
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Release date

October 2014


United States

Survey time period

May 30 to June 30, 2014

Number of respondents

Total survey n = 2,839

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Values may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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