Gambling Behavior in the United States: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
Interpretation & Summary
Think about your answers to the application questions before you click through the interpretation guide for help in answering them.
What percentage of sample respondents has ever gambled? Is it higher or lower than you expected?
Is the percentage of people who say they have not gambled in the past year different than the percentage who have never gambled at all?
Which type of gambling appears to be most popular?
Characteristics of Gamblers
In which age group did the largest percentage of respondents report ever gambling?
Is the age pattern different for gambling in the past year compared to lifetime gambling?
Does gambling behavior differ by gender?
Are men or women more likely to have ever gambled?
How does gambling behavior differ by income group?
How might you explain the difference between the pattern of past year gambling by income and the pattern of lifetime gambling by income?
Looking at the bar chart, what racial/ethnic group has the highest percentage of lifetime gambling? What racial/ethnic group has the lowest percentage?
Does the relationship between race/ethnicity and gambling behavior change when the lowest income group is excluded from the sample? Is income a confounding variable in the relationship between race/ethnicity and gambling behavior?
What percentage of gamblers have ever had a gambling problem?
Does the percentage reporting a gambling problem vary by age?
Does problem gambling vary by income?
CITATION: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Gambling Behavior in the United States: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-16. Doi:10.3886/gambling
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