The 2007 survey was the last survey of its kind to measure gambling behaviour prior to the implementation of the Gambling Act 2005.
For the first time the study captured the public's attitudes to gambling. Over 9000 adults aged over 16 took part.
Key findings from 2007 include:
68% of people had gambled in the past year, compared with 72% in 1999.
Though still the most popular activity, participation in the National Lottery had decreased from 65% in 1999 to 57% in 2007.
The second most popular activity was still scratchcards (22%), though betting on horse races (17%) had overtaken fruit machines (14%) in popularity.
There was no change in the proportion of the population with a gambling problem, this remained at less than 1% for whom gambling caused financial or other harms.
On the whole gambling was felt to be more harmful than beneficial to individuals, and for society, and that it should not be encouraged.
However, attitudes to prohibition of gambling were also negative: most people believed that people had a right to gamble if they wished.
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You can read the 2007 full report here.
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