According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, more than half of US adults play video games, and about 20% play every day or almost every day. 81% of US adults ages 18-29 said they are video gamers, while only 23% of respondents 65 and older said the same. Only slightly more males (55%) than females (50%) are gamers.

There are no significant differences due to household income, and the more the education, the higher the level of video game playing. English-speaking Hispanics are more likely to be gamers than whites or blacks, and urban and suburban dwellers are a little more likely to play than rural folks.

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