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Submitted by black0o 799d ago | news

61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence.

When asked if they agreed or disagreed with the statement ‘video games can be a cause of real-world violence and aggression’ 61 per cent of those who responded with a yes/no answer agreed that they did, leaving 39 per cent who disagreed. (Culture)

Oh wow,.... When asked if they agreed or disagreed with the statement ‘video games can be a cause of real-world violence and aggression’

Everything CAN be a cause for something!!
Anthotis   799d ago | Immature | show | Replies(1)
Eonjay  +   799d ago
To reiterate... video games don't cause violence. Violence is caused by family issues, poverty and social structures that make life feel like a hopeless nightmare. If anything, video games offer a temporary release.
irepbtown  +   799d ago
Temporary release to do whatever you want without doing any harm to anyone or yourself.

Games should be used to help people relieve stress. You sir, are a genius.
PoSTedUP  +   799d ago
lets look at the ballistics. ive done some Rsearch.
gtaSA, ok, has everything to do with Cali.
ill kep this short. the crime rates did fluctuate, but showed an expected steady increase by the thousands as the poulation increased by the million. but from the year gtaSA released, even as the population continued to grow by the millions, allmost All of the categorys Decreased by the Thousands Each year (rape fluctuated for a year but then began to decrease like everything else) and im talking all types of crimes. this doesnt factor in all of the factors but it gives an idea. and i chose gtaSA because it was the biggest gta, and cal because if gtaSA affected Any state, it would be the notorious cali. cacrime.htm -do the research yourself!
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ABizzel1  +   799d ago
This just in the majority of Brits are least those who took this poll.
ShaunCameron  +   798d ago
What about "progressive" policies that destroyed the family by replacing the biological father with the State as the protector and provider?
3-4-5  +   799d ago
So what do they say when you show them the % of violence BEFORE videogames existed, and it's just as bad then as it is now.

What do you say to that?

nice try
starchild  +   799d ago
Well, those 61% are ignorant.
Excalibur  +   799d ago
And what percent of Britons play video games?
iamnsuperman  +   799d ago
I would say quite a lot. Just depends on who (culture/economic status and age) they asked. That would impact who plays what and their prior experience with games
Excalibur  +   799d ago
I'm not being a Smart @ss but does " quite a lot" have a number or percentage?

The reason I ask is polls can be skewed to whatever results you wish.

What % of Brit gamers go to Government websites and take polls?

If that same poll was taken on a British Video game site would the results be totally flipped? Probably so.
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Goro  +   799d ago
This poll was on a goverment website which is full of idiots who don't know anything about video games...
black0o  +   799d ago
did i hear ''JAPAN''?
CaptainCamper  +   799d ago
This is from the same population that completed surveys suggesting 27% of parents would let their kids play GTA? lol
DARK WITNESS  +   799d ago
As a fellow British citizen... Face meet palm !!
starchild  +   799d ago
Hey, we all have our ignorant people in every country. I'm sure the percentage would have been smaller had the poll not been on a government website.
GuruMeditation  +   799d ago
I knew it. I'm surrounded by assholes. Or Daily Mail readers. Same thing really.
Zepherite  +   799d ago
why anyone reads the daily mail I will never know.

It's so transparent, it beggars belief that people read it and take it seriously.

I find it difficult to accept people are that stupid...
jagstar44  +   799d ago
never heard of a gaming riot, sports on the other hand...
Majin-vegeta  +   799d ago
Sports you say??xD
silvacrest  +   799d ago
what percentage of those asked even play video games? in my opinion that is the only demo-graph that matters

how can someone who has never played a game give a valid opinion?
filipakos  +   799d ago
Some of the worst people in history that caused wars and killed millions of people.What games did they play exactly
demonicale666  +   799d ago
Sorry wtf, I'm ENGLISH and i don't think this. Don't ever believe crap like this, it's just out there to make a stupid headline somewhere.
CocoWolfie  +   799d ago
"61% of Brits (on think violent games cause real-world violence" pretty sure most of the people who took part in this poll know little to nothing about real world violence, that most of it is done my mentally ill people or people who dont understand, and that gaming has real benifits, it helps people, just look at Child's Play, just look at games which keep people off the streets and give them something to think about.
DoctorJones  +   799d ago
It's not 61% of Brits, it's 61% of the people who took this poll, it's in no way inductive of what Britain thinks. I've never done a YouGov poll in my life.
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GABRIEL1030  +   799d ago
ooppss...........9256 kills in Killzone 2 MP and I can't be able to kill a fly :D
Endo-Endo  +   799d ago
61% of brits are dumb
True_Samurai  +   799d ago
1776 son
Discod99  +   799d ago
61% of Britts are retarded.
Douchebag696  +   799d ago
And yet they thought fighting a Revolution while standing in a straight line formation was a great idea. No wonder why they lost.
DoctorJones  +   799d ago
Vietnam went well for the good old USA though. Aye?

EDIT:You have a fitting name.
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Douchebag696  +   798d ago
Poor loser, Aye?
pandehz  +   798d ago
How many ppl participated in the poll? 100?

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