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Pew Research Center Biography

NC to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"

“Americans are relatively divided over whether there is a possible link between violent games and actual violence. A slight majority of the public (53%) disagree with the statement ‘people who play violent video games are more likely to be violent themselves.’ But 40% agree that there is a relationship between video game violence and violent behavior. Some 32% of those who play video games themselves see a connection between games and violence, along with 26% of self-identified gamers. Women are more likely than men to agree (by a 47% to 31% margin) that people who play violent games are more likely to be violent themselves.”

“Gaming and Gamers,”, Dec. 15, 2015


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