Never been in a plane, eaten McDonald’s or sent an email Staggeringly, you are NOT alone! Millions of Britons lack everyday experience, study reveals
16:00 GMT, 5 November 2012
Have you ever rounded off a night on the town by tucking into a feast of fast food from McDonald's
It may sound like an ordinary Saturday night in the UK, but a new survey has revealed 19 per cent of Britons have never eaten a McDonald's, and 14 per cent of adults have never been drunk.
The study revealed a whole host of everyday experiences that millions of Britons have never tried – from travelling by aeroplane to sending an e-mail.
The survey revealed almost one in four Britons has never flown in an aeroplane
Almost one in four Britons, or 23 per cent, have never flown in an aeroplane, according to the poll of 1,000 adults, while 16 per cent have never tapped out an e-mail.
THE COMMON EXPERIENCES SOME BRITONS HAVE NEVER TRIED…
Going to McDonald's 19%
Flying in a plane 23%
Sending an e-mail 16%
Ordering a takeaway coffee 30%
Going to a football match 36%
Reading Shakespeare 37%
Wiring a plug 17%
Getting drunk 14%
Visiting France 23%
Using a mobile phone 6%
Using a public toilet 5%
The research from search website Ask Jeeves also indicated that one in three people have never ordered a takeaway latte or cappuccino from a high street coffee chain, and 36 per cent have never been to a football match.
It also revealed several mundane household tasks a startling number of Britons have somehow managed to avoid; from assembling flat-pack furniture (13 per cent), to wiring a plug (17 per cent) or changing a light bulb (five per cent).
It indicated that people are missing out on play as well as work; 54 per cent of adults surveyed had never sang karaoke, while 49 per cent had never made it to a music festival.
Of the people polled 17 per cent admitted they had never watched a live concert, 11 per cent had never been to the theatre, and five per cent had never visited a cinema.
Despite the crowds flocking to multiplexes following the release of the new 007 film Skyfall, nine per cent of adults surveyed had never watched a James Bond movie.
Ubiquitous: Nearly 19 per cent of those surveyed had never eaten a McDonald's
A spokesman for Ask Jeeves said: 'It is
surprising to find that significant numbers of people have never tried
things that other take for granted in their everyday lives.
air travel to emails and even mobile phones, it seems some people are
managing to get on perfectly well in their lives without modern day
'While it is to
be expected that some younger people have not owned a car, it is
surprising that significant numbers in their 20s have not been to a fast
food restaurant or got drunk,' the spokesman added.
Despite the advance of modern technology and communications, six per cent of Britons have managed to avoid using a mobile phone and one in 20 have never logged on to the web, the survey showed.
It also found that 18 per cent of adults polled had never owned a car.
Almost one in four (or 23 per cent) of Britons surveyed had never visited France, and 22 per cent refused to go camping.
One in 20 had never used a public toilet.
Five per cent of adults polled had never been to the cinema, while seven per cent had never seen a black and white film