Romanian teenagers, great amateurs of music stored on portable players or mobile phones
The research found that the vast majority of Romanians likes to chat and does that quite often, either directly (71 percent) or on the mobile phone (52 percent),
Three quarters of the young people under 25 and two thirds of those who graduated from university talk on the mobile phone often or very often during daily traveling, and only one of ten Romanians never talks on the phone while on the move.
According to the GfK Omnibus survey, half of teenagers aged between 15 and 19 years are listening to music on the go, while only walks longer than 10 minutes were considered. Also, one third of young Romanians 20 to 25 listen to music stored on the player or phone.
Surprisingly, research findings show Romanians rather prefer to read newspapers they pay for (19 percent) than free newspapers (11 percent).
The difference between the two types of newspapers maintains among the public transport travellers in Bucharest: 37 percent read free newspapers and 42 percent buy them.
Besides newspapers, during their daily journeys, people read books (12 percent), a percentage that is slightly higher in Bucharest and in the big cities above 200,000 inhabitants.
The survey was conducted in January 2010 on a sample of 1,072 people in both the urban and rural areas, and the results are representative for Romania’s population aged 15 to 25.