Public Opinion Surveys
In 2011, the Washington State University Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (WSU) surveyed 532 residents by telephone to learn about gambling practices of Washington State residents, their knowledge of gambling regulation, and their opinions on a range of policy issues. WSU also conducted this survey in 2005.
Below are examples of information you can read about in the reports:
Are Games Fair and Honest?
78% of respondents said gambling was very/mostly honest and fair. About 1/4 said gambling was not very/not at all honest or fair. The percentage reporting that gambling is very/mostly honest and fair was 2% higher in 2011 than 2005.
Favorite Forms of Gambling:
The top three forms of gambling in 2005 and 2011 were the lottery, tribal casinos, and non-tribal card games. In 2005, more residents preferred tribal casinos, while in 2011, more preferred the lottery.
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