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If you play video games, does that make you a gamer? Pew Research surveyed the American public and found that 49% of respondents played video games, but only 10% identified as “gamers.” Researchers started to look into why so many people play games yet avoid the gamer title, and found a number of negative (and not necessarily true) beliefs about gaming are still commonplace. Here’s some of the most interesting data:

Gaming Myths

  • 40% of people think there’s a connection between video game violence and real-life violent behavior.
  • 26% of people think video games are a straight-up waste of time.
  • 60% of people polled believe men played more video games than women.

Gaming Facts

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