Gallup: US acceptance of gambling at record high

26 June 2020

A record 71% of Americans view gambling as a “morally acceptable” activity, according to new polling figures from opinion polling giant Gallup.

In an annual poll of Americans’ views on a variety of activities, gambling was scored as the fourth-most “morally acceptable” behaviour, behind only birth control, divorce, drinking alcohol and premarital sex.

The figure was an increase from 68% during 2019’s poll and exceeded the high of 69% recorded in 2018.

Gambling’s acceptability in the minds of Americans reached a low point of 58% in 2009.

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