More than half (55%) of those polled in a YouGov survey prefer it when other people do not talk to them on the Underground. 23% are in favour of having a conversation while 22% were unsure.
Women are less likely to want someone to strike up a conversation with them (20%) than men (26%), while passengers over 65 are more in favour of people talking to them on the Tube (26%) than any other age category.
The survey of 1,651 London adults revealed the most annoying behaviour is when people try to enter a carriage without giving passengers the chance to get off first.
Other complaints include playing music out without using headphones, being drunk and eating smelly food.
The least popular route is the Central Line while passengers' most favourite is the Jubilee Line.