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Fifth of British Netflix fans watch shows at work, survey finds

Almost half of users watch the streaming service in public, research found.

A fifth of British Netflix viewers watch shows at work, new data shows.

A study by the streaming service found that nearly half of respondents (46%) watch programmes such as The Crown, Stranger Things and Orange Is The New Black in public.

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Londoners are the most likely to catch up on their favourite shows while in the workplace (39%), followed by West Midlanders (24%) and Scots (23%), while the Northern Irish are more restrained, with just 10% watching at work, research found.

The study found Netflix users also use their commuting time to catch up on their favourite shows, with 26% of train travellers and 16% of bus passengers using the journey to dive into a series.

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However, some 12% of Londoners said they have felt self-conscious about what they are watching in public, compared with 16% of respondents in the West Midlands and just 5% in Wales, and some 11% have switched off a risque show out of embarrassment.

Six out of 10 members considered scenes featuring drug use to be the most inappropriate, followed by torture (53%) and sex (51%).

For the study, Toluna surveyed 4,344 respondents across the UK over three days and two hours and Netflix analysed the answers.

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