Young People and Gambling 2022
- Executive summary
- Young people’s active involvement in gambling
- Experience of gambling
- The Impact of gambling on young people
- Online gambling
- National Lottery play
- Games and gaming machines
- The Context for gambling participation
- Attitudes towards and exposure to gambling
- List of gambling activities and definitions
Feeling informed about gambling
Most young people (70 percent) agreed that they were well informed about the risks of gambling. Boys (74 percent) were more likely than girls (66 percent) to feel well informed.
Although most agreed that they felt informed about the risks of gambling, only half (50 percent) of 11 to 16 year olds reported that someone had spoken to them about the potential problems of gambling. Boys (54 percent) were more likely to report that they had been spoken to about the potential problems, than girls (45 percent), which is consistent with the finding that boys felt better informed about gambling risks.
Young people who had experience of gambling in the last 12 months were more likely to agree that someone had spoken to them about the potential problems that gambling can lead to than young people with no experience of gambling (56 percent compared with 46 percent), and felt more informed (75 percent compared with 67 percent).
No significant differences were highlighted by age or ethnicity.
Figure 26: Feeling informed about gambling
Figure 26 information
GC_ATTSPOKEN. GC_ATTINF. Thinking about gambling for money, how strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
Base: All 11 to 16 year olds answering 'I feel well informed about the risks of gambling' (2,203). 'People have spoken to me about the potential problems that gambling can lead to' (2,193).
|Statement||Percentage who strongly agree||Percentage who agree||Percentage who neither agree or disagree||Percentage who disagree||Percentage who strongly disagree||Percentage who don't know|
|I feel well informed about the risks of gambling||32%||38%||10%||6%||2%||12%|
|People have spoken to me about the potential problems that gambling can lead to||18%||32%||12%||13%||6%||19%|
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Last updated: 5 October 2023
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