Half of the Europeans have dinner in front of the telly, with Romanians ranking third (52%) after Italians and Brits, according to a survey conducted by E.ON in eight European countries.
68% of the households in Italy have the TV on during dinnertime.
After Italians and Brits (58%), Romanians are next on the list when it comes to watching news or films while having dinner. 52% of them have dinner with their family or partner in front of the TV.
On the opposite side, in Germany only 37% of the population even turns on the TV when eating, but Sweden (36%) and Hungary (33%) are boasting lower percentages.
Germans prefer listening to the radio during dinner or lunch (23%), while 14% of Romanians listen to the radio.
However, those who don’t watch TV or listen to the radio, usually use other devices, such as the smartphone or the tablet during dinner. The most avid users of smart devices are in UK and Turkey (15%), with an average 11% in Romania.
Only 4 per cent of the Europeans still use to read the newspaper while eating, although it was the most popular activity during breakfast once.
8,000 people in Germany, UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and Hungary were surveyed in the “Living in Europe” study conducted by E.ON and Kantar EMNID.