Survey says: 53% of American adults play video games

American adults love their games - Image 1According to a survey by Pew Internet & American Life Project, 53% of American adults play video games. Be it on the PC, consoles, handhelds, or cellphones, more than half of American adults enjoy tuning out and busying themselves with a good game. Details in the full article.

Survey says: more than half of American adults, some 53%, of American adults play video games, 21% play everyday or almost everyday. This is according to a survey conducted by Pew Internet and American Life Project on people 18 years old and up. For the 17 and below, a massive 97% play video games, which by comparison would indicate that as age increases, the gaming decreases.

This survey applies to all platforms of video gaming – PC, console, portable, cellphones, and whatever you can play a game on.

For the gender figures, the survey shows that the dudes are just slightly more likely to play than the ladies. 55% of the male respondents play, while it’s 50% of the ladies.

Even the gramps n grannies aren’t missing out on the gaming scene! 23% of the 65-and-up bracket play games. That’s good to hear, and that figure will shoot right up when the rest of us reach that age.

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Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Survey, October-December 2007.
N= 2,054 total adults, margin of error is ±2%.
* These groups are significantly more likely to play games than the other groups.
†English-speaking Hispanics are more likely to play games, but this is a factor of
the overall youth of the population, rather than any difference independently
attributable to ethnicity.

They also checked if race, income, education, and location played any roles. Check the chart out for yourself. Notice that there are only three items there under 50%: The 65 years old and up bracket (23%); the less than highschool folks (40%); and the rural area residents (47%) – understandable figures, I think. What about you? Share your thoughts.

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Via Pew

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