More Than Half of U.S. Adults Got Game

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More Than Half of U.S. Adults Got Game

More than half of U.S. adults play video games, according to a survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, and 20% do so daily.

The survey of 2,054 U.S. adults was conducted late last year, with a margin of error of 25.

People fsonic.jpgrom all walks of life play, although younger adults are far more likely to play than seniors, proof that video games are mainstream entertainment for the generations that grew up with them. In all, 81% of respondents between 18 and 29 said they play games, compared with 23% of people 65 and older.

Another Pew survey this fall found that nearly every teenager -- 97% -- is a gamer.

The gender gap between gamers was not what would be predicted by old stereotypes painting video game fans as young men who need to get outside more -- 50% of women and 55% of men play video games.

The Boston Globe/The Associated Press


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