One-out-of-every six voters (17%) has bet $100 or more on a single sports event. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that total includes 26% of men and 8% of women (see crosstab results).
The survey also found that another 31% of all voters have placed a friendly wager or smaller bet on sports events. Americans are collectively expected to wager $8.5 billion on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship this year.
Seventeen percent (17%) of all voters believe it is morally wrong to bet more than $100 on a sports event. That includes 11% who believe that even friendly wages and smaller bets are morally wrong.
By a 66% to 20% margin, voters believe that gambling on sports events should be allowed.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted March 20-21, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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