Lack of urbaneness has been found among Delhiites with a survey saying many of the denizens excel in spitting, littering, misbehaviour and using abusive language.
The survey on 'Human Behaviour in Public Places', conducted by students of the Anthropology Department of Delhi University, also found that encroachment on roads and other public land was a normal scene in most of the posh market areas in the city.
In Meher Chand Market, close to Lodhi Road in south Delhi, within a span of 40 minutes, the surveyor saw 19 people, including 18 men and a woman, who spat on the road.
Similarly, another student, who surveyed the Chandni Chowk area, came across 49 people spitting in public places. They included 48 men and a woman.
"We have been surveying human behaviour in public places of Delhi for the last three years. We do not find a remarkable change in their attitude," head of the department P C Joshi, under whose guidance the survey was undertaken, said.