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47% Say Office Betting Pools Good for the Workplace

Americans overwhelmingly believe office betting pools for events like the NCAA basketball tournament and the Super Bowl should not be illegal, and a sizable number thinks they are good for office productivity.  

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that a plurality (47%) of American Adults believe office pools on sporting events help productivity by improving workplace camaraderie. Twenty-three percent (23%) say gambling pools at work hurt workplace productivity, while 19% say they have no impact. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. These findings show little change from late March 2009.
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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 5-6, 2012 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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