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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Harms questions embedded in fieldwork for young people's gambling survey for 2020 (GC)


November 2020

The questions on how children experience harms associated with gambling were included in the young people's gambling survey for 2020. The study was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of schools in Great Britain on the 20 March 2020.

The results published by the Gambling Commission are based on a sample of 1,645 pupils aged 11-16 in England and Scotland, completed before schools were shut on the 20 March. Due to the early end to fieldwork, the results do not include Wales and therefore are not representative of Great Britain as in previous years.

Given the smaller sample size, it is not appropriate to scale the figures to the wider population of pupils aged 11 to 16 in state funded secondary schools.

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