Survey results: Mitigating Online Radicalization and Hate-Speech

The key for preventing online radicalization that leads to violent extremism is to learn its roots and causes. The goal of the online qualitative survey is to map how young people perceive the problem of online radicalisation and hate speech in their respective project countries and its current extent. The data included in this report is measuring the attitudes and knowledge of the young people in the three project countries- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon and Slovakia.

Within this study, the authors assess the perceptions and attitudes of threats, hate speech, radicalization and extremism by the youth with special attention to high-school students. This study aims to contribute to the research on online radicalization of youth and their perception of online hate-speech that is present on the internet and social media. At first, we looked at the content they access on the internet and how often they come across questionable or problematic posts. Then, we asked regarding their perception of the society, their values, attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs.

The online qualitative survey was conducted between March 2021 and April 2021 via Google Forms, targeting the youth between the ages of 15-35. The survey was distributed in local languages by the project participants, project partners, as well as by high schools and universities. Altogether 292 responses from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 695 responses from Lebanon, and 846 responses from Slovakia were collected to the survey, adding up the overall number of N=1.833

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Survey results in English HERE: EN Survey Results Mitigating Online Radicalization and Hate Speech