Reasons for watching reality TV in the United States as of March 2017, by age

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I like the drama28%26%18%17%11%
It's mindless17%19%14%12%8%
It's good background noise17%13%12%10%8%
It helps me forget about real issues in my life/in the world13%17%14%12%11%
I'm invested12%10%6%4%2%
It helps me stay informed about popular culture11%14%11%8%9%
To connect with likeminded viewers7%5%7%3%2%
None of these24%34%42%48%59%
Don't know8%5%5%7%4%

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The statistic presents data on the reasons for watching reality TV in the United States as of March 2017, sorted by age. During the survey, 26 percent of respondents aged 25 to 34 stated that they watched reality television because they liked the drama.
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Release date
March 2017
United States
Survey time period
March 20, 2017
Number of respondents
5,690 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Online survey

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