Forums - Politics Discussion - YouGov poll suggests 61% of Brits feel games cause real world violence

A new poll conducted by UK institution YouGov has suggested that 61% of UK residents feel there is a link between playing videogames and acts of real world aggression or violence.

MCV reports that the poll asked participants to either agree or disagree with the statement, “Video games can be a cause of real-world violence and aggression.” 61% agreed, while 39% disagreed. However, it is unclear how many people were polled.

Conversely, 57% of those consulted stated that games could actually be a useful aide in helping people release pent up frustration or aggression, while 43% disagreed.

Across the poll, the older candidates got, the more they felt there was a link between gaming and violence. There was a gender divide too, with 48% of males and 71% of females believing that such a connection exists.

Recently, GTA 5 and Call of Duty: Ghosts have come under fire in the tabloid press, suggesting there are still concerns over the link between gaming and violence.

Source: http://www.vg247.com/2013/09/23/yougov-poll-suggests-61-of-brits-feel-games-cause-real-world-violence/



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bloody bastards

assholes cause violence.

They should make a poll to see how poll taking affects violence.

My T.E.C.H'aracter

This is the same shit republicans tried to pull after the sandy hook event. UK has conservatives too. It's most likely more old people that vote. Take the pull with people under 30, bet that pull changes drastically. Old votes hold us back.

that will be all I debate politics on this site. There is clear bias on this site.

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Anyone who doesn't think violent videogames, (and all media for that matter) don't contribute to violent crimes being committed are simply fooling themselves because it says something bad about their favorite hobby.

Living in a culture of violence will lead to more violence. Clearly.

Of course that doesn't mean that anything should actually be done to change this, since after all, people are the ones who make their choices at the end of the day.


DJEVOLVE said:
This is the same shit republicans tried to pull after the sandy hook event. UK has conservatives too. It's most likely more old people that vote. Take the pull with people under 30, bet that pull changes drastically. Old votes hold us back.

that will be all I debate politics on this site. There is clear bias on this site. 


There is so much wrong with that I don't know where to begin. 

By the way you lost it when you said Republicans tried to pull that as an exclusive and you doubled down when you said 'Old votes hold us back'.

Though I share your disgust with anyone trying to find an easy answer as a scape goat to explain a mental health issue, you might want to take a second look at the bigger picture of who's trying to limit video game purchases and censor content. It's not so left and right as you might think. 



Cubedramirez said:
DJEVOLVE said:
This is the same shit republicans tried to pull after the sandy hook event. UK has conservatives too. It's most likely more old people that vote. Take the pull with people under 30, bet that pull changes drastically. Old votes hold us back.

that will be all I debate politics on this site. There is clear bias on this site. 


There is so much wrong with that I don't know where to begin. 

By the way you lost it when you said Republicans tried to pull that as an exclusive and you doubled down when you said 'Old votes hold us back'.

Though I share your disgust with anyone trying to find an easy answer as a scape goat to explain a mental health issue, you might want to take a second look at the bigger picture of who's trying to limit video game purchases and censor content. It's not so left and right as you might think. 


Examples.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/04/dianne-feinstein-video-games_n_3016703.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/277781-dem-bill-would-ban-sale-of-violent-games-to-minors

The Anti-videogame lobby is basically "Everyone in congress" but they can't get past that tricky first ammendment.

 

The NRA actually did have a point there too.  Videogames and in general our culture of violence has a LOT more to do with violent acts than guns.

Both are very negligable, the big difference is that we aren't on a guns forum.



common knowledge and conventional wisdom. both oxymorons. violence is caused by one thing. a lack of frontal lobe.



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In the UK ask if violence is caused by American Rapper gun/gang culture and you'll get a higher result.

Hmm, pie.