Do you prefer to enjoy your water from the bottle or straight from the tap? According to a Statista survey, many Germans rely on bottled drinking water, despite the excellent water quality.

According to the Federal Environment Agency, the drinking water quality in Germany is usually very good. It would actually be obvious to do without bottled water. Nevertheless, the federal citizens are bottle fans. 65 percent of the people surveyed for the Statista Global Consumer Survey in Germany regularly drink bottled water. That’s a lot in a European comparison, as a look at the chart shows.

Only in Italy are there significantly more. Although the tap water can also be drunk there without hesitation, Italians have evidently gotten into the habit of reaching for the bottle. Bottled water, on the other hand, is significantly less popular in Austria and Switzerland. And in Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, consumers seem to see very few reasons to despise the water from the tap.