Preference for watching utopian or dystopian movies and TV in the U.S. 2019

This statistic shows the preference between watching utopian and dystopian movies and TV shows in the United States as of June 2019. The findings reveal that preference between utopian and dystopian movies and TV shows was almost evenly split, with 28 percent of respondents saying they would prefer to watch utopian-themed content and 30 percent saying the same about dystopian movies and television. In recent years there has been a rise in dystopian content where the characters live in a society of suffering and injustice, ranging from 'Black Mirror' by Charlie Brooker to 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

Preference between watching utopian and dystopian movies and TV shows in the United States as of June 2019

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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 31 to June 2, 2019

Number of respondents

2,201 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: 'If you had to choose, would you rather watch a utopian movie or TV show, in which characters are living in a near-perfect society, or a dystopian movie or TV show, in which characters are living in a society of great suffering or injustice?'

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