Specialists from the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) conducted a survey of Russians to find out what the country’s residents watch more often, films or TV series.
According to the survey, 44 per cent of respondents do not have enough time to watch long films or TV series, although 45 per cent think otherwise. It is noted that young people aged 18-24 (61 per cent) and older people over 60 (62 per cent) are more likely to talk about a sufficient amount of free time. More often, Russians aged 25-34 (61 per cent) and 35-44 (54 per cent) do not have enough time for films.
Half of the respondents believe that short films (for example, Instagram stories, YouTube videos, TikTok videos, as well as TV shows with episodes of 10-15 minutes) are more suitable for the modern pace of life (51 per cent). This is what Russians aged 18-24 say most often (65 per cent). Over the past six months, 69 per cent of the country’s residents have watched such short videos. More often they watched them on the way, in transport (21 per cent), while eating (19 per cent), or at home (16 per cent).
The habit of watching short films is already included in the everyday life of Russians, experts say. Among those who watched such content in the past six months, 48 per cent do it with the same frequency as before. Began watching such films more often 18 per cent, and less often, 30 per cent. Of those respondents who began to devote more time to such films are mostly people of 18-24 years old (19 per cent).