Indians second-highest public bingers in the world

Binge watching in public is the new trend in India, and Indians are the second-highest public bingers in the world, just behind Mexico, according to a survey. The survey, released by online streaming platform Netflix on Tuesday, shows how the majority of Indians are binge watching in public with 71 per cent more people doing so this year than the last.

The survey also highlights that one in two Indians stream or download movies and TV shows for their daily commute. This is even more of a priority on longer journeys, such as on the train (65 per cent), bus (58 per cent) and air (52 per cent). Indians are the second-highest public bingers in the world (88 per cent), just behind Mexico (89 per cent). The survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey from August 24 September 7, 2017 and based on 37,056 responses.

The survey also established that a third of Indians have either prioritised their show over making conversation, or pretended not to see/hear someone while watching. The sample was balanced by age and gender and representative of an adult online population who watch movies and TV shows via streaming services in public settings in the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

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