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Q: US entertainment and transportation comparison ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: US entertainment and transportation comparison
Category: Sports and Recreation > Games
Asked by: drakfyre-ga
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Posted: 19 Sep 2005 01:22 PDT
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Question ID: 569580
Do more Americans play video games than drive cars?
Subject: Re: US entertainment and transportation comparison
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 19 Sep 2005 10:38 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Drakfyre

"Do more Americans play video games than drive cars?"

More Americans drive cars than play video games.

According to the Entertainment Software Association 50 percent of all
Americans play video games.

Game Player Data

?How Many People Play Computer and Video Games? 
Fifty percent of all Americans play video games.? 
Source: Entertainment Software Association

The U.S. population is 297,207,850, therefore about 148,600,000 play video games.

According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA),  60% of all
Americans age six and older, or about 145 million people, play
computer and video games.
Source: International Game Developers Association

?According to the Lion and the Lamb Project, more than 145 million
Americans play video games, of that 145 million Americans who play
video games, 65 million of these gamers are under the age of 17; and
20 million are 12-years-old or younger.?
Source: Bibleman


Approximately 200 million Americans drive cars.

?In the past 20 years, there hasn?t been an invention to replace the
current motorized vehicle that over 200 million Americans drive.?
Western Courier

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in
2002 there were 194.3 million licensed drivers in the United States.
NHTSA: Motor Vehicle Occupant Protection Facts

According to the National Safety Council, there were an estimated
196.7 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2003.

?A NATION ON WHEELS: On average, 220 million Americans drive an hour
and a half a day in their cars, with the vast majority (75 percent)
saying driving gives them a sense of independence and half of them
saying it?s relaxing.?
Roemer Report

?Approximately 100 million people, or 51% of the US adult driving
population, are driving while drowsy, and nearly 14 million people
have fallen asleep at the wheel.?
AORN Journal, March, 2003

?It is no exaggeration to say that most of the highways on which more
than 200 million Americans drive their cars every day owe their
continued existence in significant part to the efforts of
Representative Shuster?.
United States House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct

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I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
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