/r/CordCutters Spring 2015 Survey Results




A few days ago we posted a survey on the subreddit /r/CordCutters asking people to fill out a short 10 question survey about being a cord cutter. Over a 500 different people filled out the survey. Thank you to everyone who took the few minutes to complete this survey.

Question #1 Why did you cut the cord?



Cost 80%
Not Use 17%
Commercials 3%

#2 What devices do you use to watch your content?


Fire TV seams to be growing in popularity go up from 16% in the fall to 26%.

Game System 32%
Chromecast 35%
Laptop 54%
Roku 55%
Apple TV 15%
Fire TV 26%
Kodi Dedicated 12%
Android Box 8%
OTA Antenna 57%
Smart TV 12%

Question #3 On average how many hours a day do you watch video content that is 20 minutes or longer?


0-2 49%
3-5 44%
6+ 7%

Question #4 Do you watch more or less video content after you cut the cord compared to before. 


More 28%
Less 16%
Same 56%

Question #5 What is the size of your data cap?


150GB 2%
250GB 8%
300GB 14%
I Do Not Know 26%
N/A 50%

Question #6 Have you ever gone over your data cap?


Yes 9%
No 27%
N/A 64%

Question #7 Has your ISP ever threatened to cancel your service because you went over your data cap?


Yes 1%
No 43%
N/A 56%

Question #8 Do you subscribe to Sling TV? (If Sling TV is not available to you please select N/A)

If you just look at people who have access to Sling TV 44% of them subscribe to Sling TV.

Yes 43%
No 55%
N/A 2%

Question #9 Please select what services you use to watch video content. 

*Note Hulu includes Hulu.com and Hulu Plus subscribers

Netflix 87%
Amazon 67%
iTunes 12%
Hulu 46%
Google Play 20%
Torrents 42%
XBMC 17%
YouTube 69%
HBO Go 23%
WatchESPN 33%
Sling TV 42%

Question #10 How much on average do you pay for video content each month after you cut the cord. 


$0-$10 15%
$11-$20 29%
$21-30 30%
$31+ 25%
N/A 1%

Question #11 How much did you pay for video content each month before you cut the cord. 


$0-$49 8%
$50-$69 11%
$70-$100 30%
$101+ 41%
N/A 10%

It seams that $70 is the pain point that is forced most cord cutters to cancel cable TV. With over 80% of respondents saying their bill was over $70 when they canceled.

Question #12 How old are you?


0-18 1%
19-24 1%
25-32 31%
33-40 27%
41-50 19%
51+ 15%
N/A 1%

Thank you to everyone who filled out this survey. I look forward to seeing what will change in our Summer 2015 survey. Will Fire TV keep growing? Will a new service from Apple increase Apple TV numbers?

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