Nearly half of Americans play video games, according to a new poll, although not everyone is convinced that is a good thing.
The Pew Research Center found that 49 percent of Americans say they sometimes play video games on a computer, TV, game console or portable device like a cellphone. Only 10 percent of those people, however, identify as “gamers.”
Old stereotypes still exist, the study found. Nearly 60 percent of Americans assumed that most people who play video games are men.
That is true, but by a very tiny margin. The study found that 50 percent of men and 48 percent of women said that they played video games.