There is no doubt that visual entertainment of any kind has become incredibly popular. However, many movies and TV drama series tend to portray violent and aggressive content for entertainment. This may have several potential side-effects on individuals and society has its opinion about such violent TV series.

Thus, Real Research launched a survey on violent TV series and its impact on the masses. To specify, the survey aims to find if such violence can render possible negative effects on adults and children. Here are the results.


  • 52.10% say violent movies do not affect adults
  • 59.33% feel films/series would play a part in enforcing aggressive behavior in children
  • 55.19% feel movies and drama should not depict violent sexual abuse

Frequency of Violent Scene Depictions in Films/Series

Figure 1: Respondents on the frequency of violent scenes

The survey starts with a poll on whether respondents watch films/drama series. In answer, 90.66% say ‘yes’ and 9.35% say ‘no’. Next, the survey asks respondents how frequently they feel films/series depict violent scenes. Here, 55.01% say ‘very frequently’ and 25.29% say ‘frequently’. Meanwhile, 9.88% say depictions are not so frequent and 9.38% feel the depictions are not at all frequent.

Respondents on Television Violence and Children’s Behavior

Next, the survey on violent TV series asks respondents if the effects of violent TV shows will enforce aggressive behavior in children. In response, 59.33% say ‘yes, absolutely’ and 21.41% say ‘yes, partially’. Meanwhile, 4.80% believe it is more a behavior learned from video games while 3.70% feel children learn from adults.

Figure 2: Violent films/series enforcing aggressive behavior

Additionally, the survey also asks respondents about the impact of violent TV series on adults. A majority of 52.10% believe violent TV does not affect adults. In contrast, 19.32% feel some take inspiration and become serial killers.

A further 8% feel violent movie fans become unstable in their relationships. Moreover, 7.72% feel it affects their sleeping pattern and 4.96% feel they become desensitized to such horror. Lastly, 3.78% feel adults are likely to experience more anxiety than others and 3.40% say they become abusive parents/partners.

Respondents on What Movies and Dramas Should Not Show

To highlight, the violent TV series survey questions respondents on what movies and dramas should not show. The majority (55.19%) suggested violent sexual abuse, while 13.16% say gruesome murders, and 8.44% say heists.

Figure 3: Things movies or dramas should not show

Moreover, 6.53% feel harassment should not be depicted in movies and dramas, while 3.60% suggested domestic abuse. Some 2.68% suggested psychological abuse, whereas 2.08% said violence against the elderly. Lastly, 2.02% picked verbal abuse.

To conclude, the survey asks about respondents’ opinions on what the minimum age requirement should be for violent movies and TV series. In response, all 38.39% suggested 0-5 years, while 18.93% suggested 21 and above. Moreover, 16.87% feel 16-20 years should be the minimum age requirement, and 9.01% suggest ages between 11 and 15. However, 6.33% feel any age is appropriate if parents allow it.


Survey TitleSurvey on Violent TV Series and Its Impact on the Masses
DurationApril 07 – April 14, 2022
Number of Participants40,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.