75% Americans think that esports should be added to the Olympics
According to a new study done by OnePoll, more than half of Americans think video games should be considered part of the Olympic Games.
According to a new study by OnePoll published on the New York Post, more than half of Americans think video games should be considered part of the Olympic Games. The aforementioned survey collected the opinions of 2,000 Americans about video games. Three-quarters of respondents agree that games are now more socially accepted than they were just five years ago.
In fact, video games are so widely accepted in American society that 56% believe they should be included in the Olympic Games.
The survey also found that 56% of respondents said that it takes more skills to play video games than other competitive sports. 55% of respondents even said they believe esports will eventually overtake traditional sports in society.
The leading skill that the top video games bring to the table is to increase focus. Next is the player’s hand-eye coordination, problem solving ability, and even the player’s strategic skills.
In addition, gaming also requires a certain investment, on average a person spends about 780 hours playing games per year, with an annual financial investment of $ 762.72, equivalent to 15 hours a week and 63.56 USD per month.
Of those surveyed, 66% identified themselves as a gamer, and 49% of respondents over 40 thought they were also a gamer. The survey also asked respondents to give signals that identify who is a gamer and the results show the top markers for determining whether a person is a gamer when he or she has assembled the system by himself. exclusive for playing games. Next is the ownership of a gaming machine, a dedicated keyboard, dedicated controller and a gaming chair.
When it comes to the genre of games that you must play to be considered a gamer, the list includes action, adventure and sports games. 35% of respondents said a gamer is a player playing MMO (online multiplayer) games as well as strategy games. When it comes to gaming devices, the most popular are still smartphones, 66% of respondents said they played games on smartphones, followed by computers chosen by 58% of people.
Here are the top 20 skills that are said to have been improved by video games:
Hand-eye coordination: 40%
Solve problem: 40%
Analytical thinking: 33%
Social skills: 25%
Keyboard speed: 20%
Engineering / design: 19%