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Are Americans Obsessed With Video Games?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More than 40 years after the first home video game console hit store shelves, most adults think their fellow Americans play video games too much, even though they seldom, if ever, play themselves.

In a typical week, 68% of American Adults say they rarely or never play video games, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-one percent (31%) play at least occasionally, including 14% who play several times a week or more. Seven percent (7%) say they play every day or nearly every day. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 6-7, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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