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Wiggin Virtual Reality Ethics Survey

A survey of British adults on behalf of Wiggin LLP on virtual reality technology usage, and the ethics behind using virtual reality.

  • A majority of British adults say they would use Virtual Reality (58%), and one in eight say they have used it before (16%).
  • A majority of British adults say there should be restrictions on what people using Virtual Reality can do (63%), while only one in five (19%) say they people using VR should be able to do what they want, even if it is illegal in real life.
  • On the whole, the British public are concerned about a number of aspects of using Virtual Reality personally. Majorities of respondents would be concerned about losing awareness of the real world around them (69%), a reduced sense of right and wrong (59%), becoming addicted to VR (58%) or the experience of VR affecting them after use (55%).
  • Respondents are split over whether they would be concerned that committing a crime in VR would make them feel guilty (both 41%).

Date Published: 01/03/2017

Categories: Consumer | GB | Media | Public and communities | Retail & Consumer | Social | Technology & Telecoms

Client: Wiggin LLP

Methodology

ComRes interviewed 2,003 British adults online between the 3rd and 5th February 2017. Data were weighted by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+.

  1. Wiggin-Virtual-Reality-Ethics-Survey-Data-Tables 0.26 MB.

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