NCPG commissioned a study to examine National Gambling Attitudes and Experiences (NGAGE). The study includes national findings (overview presented below) as well as findings for each U.S. state. Please visit the Survey Methods Page to learn more about our methodology and Contact Us with any questions.
You may download a National Detailed Report from this site.
State Detailed Reports are also available for purchase from this site.
Percentage betting on this activity in the past year
Addiction to gambling is a lot like addiction to drugs or alcohol
Gambling is immoral
Services to treat compulsive gambling are available in my community
The gambling industry should do more to help people with a gambling addiction
The government should do more to help people with a gambling addiction
If someone close to me had a gambling problem, I would know where to get them help
Gambling is not a good way to make money
If I gamble more often, it will help me to win more than I lose
My chances of winning get better after I have lost
I should be able to walk away from gambling at any time
I should be aware of how much money I spend when I gamble
When I gamble, it’s my responsibility to spend only money that I can afford to lose
I should only gamble when I have money to cover my bills and living expenses first
I gamble only for entertainment, not to win money
Having an addictive personality
Not having enough willpower
Being around people who gamble a lot
Having a parent or other family member who gambles
A traumatic event in someone’s life
A person’s genetic or other medical condition
Seeing a lot of ads promoting gambling
Winning a lot of money
Require sport betting operators to implement responsible gambling measures
Set aside some of the sports betting revenues to treat individuals who develop gambling problems
Set aside some of the sports betting revenues to pay for public awareness campaigns designed to educate the public about the risks of gambling and the help that is available
For more information about NCPG and our full range of programs and services in Advocacy, Awareness and Assistance in problem gambling and responsible gambling, please visit our main website at www.ncpgambling.org. NCPG is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization funded by members and donors; we receive no US Federal funding.