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Half Think Their Fellow Americans Play Video Games Too Much

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The World Health Organization now classifies “gaming disorder,” or a video game addiction, as a mental health condition. But while most Americans say they rarely or never play video games, half think most Americans play too much.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults say they personally rarely or never play video games in a typical week. Thirty-three percent (33%) play at least occasionally, including five percent (5%) who say they play video games every day or nearly every day. This shows little change from when Rasmussen Reports last asked this question in 2014. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 21 & 24, 2018 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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