Favorite film genres in the U.S. 2018, by ethnicity

Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, by ethnicity

Favorite film genres in the U.S. 2018, by ethnicity The statistic shows the most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, sorted by ethnicity. The findings reveal that romantic comedies and musicals were less popular with Hispanics than with respondents in other ethnic groups, and 20 percent more African Americans than White U.S. adults had a very or somewhat favorable attitudes towards the horror genre.
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Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, by ethnicity

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WhiteHispanicAfrican AmericanOther
Comedy 91%85%84%91%
Adventure 91%84%84%89%
Action 88%87%87%91%
Drama 85%77%86%80%
Thriller/mystery 84%77%85%80%
Crime 83%81%79%77%
Documentary 77%71%77%77%
Romantic comedy 76%66%76%74%
Live-action 72%68%75%76%
Animated 70%76%71%77%
Fantasy 69%70%74%72%
Sci-fi 67%66%72%74%
Romance 67%62%67%67%
Musicals 57%49%53%59%
Horror49%65%69%57%
WhiteHispanicAfrican AmericanOther
Comedy 91%85%84%91%
Adventure 91%84%84%89%
Action 88%87%87%91%
Drama 85%77%86%80%
Thriller/mystery 84%77%85%80%
Crime 83%81%79%77%
Documentary 77%71%77%77%
Romantic comedy 76%66%76%74%
Live-action 72%68%75%76%
Animated 70%76%71%77%
Fantasy 69%70%74%72%
Sci-fi 67%66%72%74%
Romance 67%62%67%67%
Musicals 57%49%53%59%
Horror49%65%69%57%
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The statistic shows the most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, sorted by ethnicity. The findings reveal that romantic comedies and musicals were less popular with Hispanics than with respondents in other ethnic groups, and 20 percent more African Americans than White U.S. adults had a very or somewhat favorable attitudes towards the horror genre.
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