Homophobic slurs are down, however, racist and sexist sentiments remain high.
A social media survey of US states with the most pejorative language used in social media reveals that the southern states are the worst offenders of homophobic, racist and transphobic terms in their feeds.
Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label and Brandwatch conducted the survey in which they examined data from 19 million tweets in the US and abroad.
They discovered 390,000 tweets that contained anti-LGBT speech; they claim this is a lower number than in past surveys.
However, racist, and sexist speech was prevalent and used most often.
Transgender topics generated more discussions than hate speech, especially when it came to Caitlyn Jenner.
In the United States, five states were the worst offenders among the data collected: Michigan, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas topped the list.
Vermont, Oregon, and most the North-Western states engaged in discussions rather than using cyberbullying as a form of communication.
The UK showed Denbigshire, North Wales and Dundee, Scotland used the most homophobic speech.
Homophobic language was found to be used by more men than women: 64-percent of derogatory tweets came from men.
You can read the full report HERE.