25m+ betting on Super Bowl
Our polling indicates at least 25 million Americans will bet money on this Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl showdown between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.
Last night in our national scientific telephone polling, we asked a series of Super Bowl-related questions, including this one: “Will you bet money on the Super Bowl?”
Eleven percent of respondents said yes, 78% said no, and 10% were undecided or had no opinion on the question.
With roughly 234 million adults in America, that 11% would translate into slightly more than 25 million Americans betting money on this year’s Super Bowl.
Eighteen percent of men said they’ll bet on the game, while only 5% of women say they’ll do so.
Caveat: Not everyone betting on the game will admit it.
More Democrats (16%) say they’ll bet on the big game than Republicans (12%) and independents (5%).
The age group most likely to bet: 18-29 year olds, 19% of whom say they’ll gamble on the game.
The poll’s crosstabs: Poll Position crosstabs – Super Bowl bet.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,145 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 31, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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